Rupert Murdoch and British election upset, Beatles parody


This 9 June 2017 satiric music video from Britain is called The Jeremy Corbeatles – “Fuck You, The Sun“.

It is a parody of the song Here Comes the Sun, by the Beatles.

Big right-wing media billionaire Rupert Murdoch ran away furiously from the election room of his Times newspaper when he heard that the British Conservatives had lost their majority in the general election.

It says about itself:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn adapts a classic Beatles number for Rupert Murdoch, Paul Dacre and Richard Desmond.

LYRICS:

Fuck you, The Sun!
Ha ha ha ha
Fuck you, The Sun!
The Mail and the Express

Rupert Murdoch, I’ve tried my best to be magnanimous
Rupert Murdoch, I can’t contain it any more

Fuck you, The Sun!
Ha ha ha ha
Fuck you, The Sun!
The Mail and the Express

Paul Dacre, the smile has disappeared from your face
Paul Dacre, you can’t fool everyone all the time

Fuck you, The Sun!
Ha ha ha ha
Fuck you, The Sun!
The Mail and the Express

Sun, Sun, Sun, suck your mum
Sun, Sun, Sun, suck your mum

Richard Desmond, you tax-avoiding shit porn baron
Richard Desmond, I might just laugh my arse right off

Fuck you, The Sun!
Ha ha ha ha
Fuck you, The Sun!
The Mail and the Express

Sun, Sun, Sun, suck your mum

UK election 2017: The Sun, Daily Mail and Express newspapers binned in protest at Jeremy Corbyn coverage: here.

Fake news, its history


This video from the USA says about itself:

FAKE: Fox News Interviews Imaginary “Swedish Defense Advisor”

27 February 2017

Fox News brings on Nils Bildt, a supposed expert on Sweden, to tell Bill O’Reilly‘s audience that there was some legitimacy in Donald Trump‘s claim of a recent Swedish terrorist attack, but actual Swedish national security officials have never heard of him.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Fake news isn’t new, you can ask Zinoviev

Monday 29th May 2017

“WE’VE always had fake news,” Stop the War convener Lindsey German told a Merthyr Rising discussion on the subject.

“It’s been around at least since the 1920s when the Zinoviev letter was invented and propagated in the newspapers to turn an election against Labour,” she said in the session featured on RT programme Renegade Inc.

And Alastair Campbell’s dodgy dossier claiming that Iraq could launch weapons of mass destruction against Britain in 45 minutes also came into this category, Ms German added.

Former British diplomat Craig Murray insisted that citizen journalism was “open to abuse” but no more than mainstream journalism.

Cardiff University School of Journalism lecturer Mike Berry reported on analysis of coverage of the banking crisis in newspapers and the BBC radio Today programme.

He pointed to the tendency to seek comments from sources in the City, pointing out: “These are not going to be people arguing for stronger reform of the banking industry.”

Murdoch minion incites murder of British Labour leader


This 2016 video from Britain is called The Sun Newspaper Is Racist With Rupert Murdoch At The Helm

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

MacKenzie could face police quiz over Corbyn knife ‘joke’

Thursday 4th May 2017

SUSPENDED columnist and former editor of the Sun newspaper Kelvin MacKenzie could be reported to the police for inciting hatred and violence towards Jeremy Corbyn, Labour sources said yesterday.

The hack “joked” about the idea of the Labour leader being “knifed to death” in an interview with the New York Times.

He then contacted writer Katrin Bennhold in an attempt to change the quote and referred to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox last June as the reason for his sudden change of mind.

Mr MacKenzie was quoted as having said: “I think the fake news headline that would give this country the most joy would be: ‘Jeremy Corbyn knifed to death by an asylum-seeker’.”

Ms Bennhold wrote: “The next morning, I got a text message from Mr MacKenzie: ‘Hi Katrin, Can you change that perfect headline from ‘Jeremy Corbyn knifed to death by asylum-seeker’ to ‘Jeremy Corbyn defrauded by asylum-seeker.’ In the light of Jo Cox murder mine is in tol [sic] poor taste.”

The Sun suspended Mr MacKenzie — who was in charge when the Sun published front-page lies about the 96 Liverpool fans killed at Hillsborough — for comparing mixed-race Everton footballer Ross Barkley with a gorilla last month.

He is also known for criticising Channel 4 for delegating the job of reporting the Nice truck attack last year to Muslim newsreader Fatima Manji, who wears a headscarf.

A Labour source confirmed to the Star that Mr MacKenzie could be reported to the police.

They said: “This sort of disgusting language should not be tolerated by anyone in the media, politics or any walk of life.

“We saw last year how overheated language in politics led to the murder of Jo Cox.”

I suspect that police may not treat MacKenzie as harshly as they might theat some hypothetical Muslim who hypothetically made some sick joke about knifing, eg, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May to death.

Murdoch’s O’Reilly sacked for sexual harassment


This 19 April 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

FOX News Bill O’Reilly FIRED For Sexually Harassing Co-Workers.

BILL O’REILLY IS OUT The Fox star has been let go from the network following a mass exodus of advertisers over sexual harassment allegations. Executives at Fox reportedly fear more will come out in the coming months. O’Reilly’s name has already been scrubbed from “The Factor,” a show he hosted to much acclaim for 20 years, and Tucker Carlson is taking over his time slot. This is what Twitter thinks O’Reilly will do next. Here’s how the rise of President Donald Trump led to O’Reilly’s fall. And take a look at the timeline of the “nine and a half months that shook Fox News.” [HuffPost]

BILL O’REILLY TO RECEIVE $25 MILLION PAYOUT FROM FOX As part of his settlement to leave the network. Here’s why his fall from grace was particularly steep and what it means for the culture at Fox. And yes, O’Reilly did once write a fictional novel about a fired newsman’s murderous revenge. [HuffPost]

First Roger Ailes, Now Bill O’Reilly: Sexual Harassment Scandal Ousts Top Men at Fox News: here.

Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,’ says former Fox journalist Alisyn Camerota. Ex-Fox News chair allegedly told Camerota, who spent more than a decade at the channel and is now at CNN, joining him in a hotel room would help her career: here.

Black employees allege discrimination by Fox, say bosses made them arm wrestle white colleagues: here.

Bill Shine Is Out As Fox News Co-President. The network shake-up continues amid growing sexual harassment and racial discrimination claims: here.

Tesla fires female engineer who alleged sexual harassment. Lawyer for AJ Vandermeyden says termination was retaliatory after she took lawsuit public, accusing the company of discrimination: here.

Bill O’Reilly, another Murdoch-Fox sexual harassment scandal


This 2 April 2017 CNN video from the USA is called Lisa Bloom on Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment settlements.

After the resignation of Roger Ailes, boss of Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News, because of sexual abuse

By Rebecca Shapiro in the USA:

04/04/2017 01:45 am ET

Hyundai Pulls Upcoming Ads From ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Amid ‘Disturbing’ Allegations

The decision comes after a bombshell New York Times investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

Hyundai announced on Monday that it will pull advertising spots slated to air during “The O’Reilly Factor” amid sexual harassment claims leveled at the Fox News host.

The decision came after Mercedes-Benz withdrew its advertising spots following a New York Times investigation that reported Bill O’Reilly and Fox News had paid about $13 million in settlements to address sexual harassment and other behavioral complaints brought forth by five women who previously worked with the host.

New York Times reporter Emily Steel, who co-bylined the bombshell report, tweeted Hyundai’s statement late Monday night. The automaker said it had upcoming spots planned for “The O’Reilly Factor,” but would reallocate them after learning about the “recent and disturbing allegations.”

Mercedes-Benz shared a similar sentiment on Monday.

“The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don’t feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now,” Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman Donna Boland said.

In a statement to The New York Times, O’Reilly denied the harassment allegations, adding that his role at the network made him a target. …

The typically pugnacious host, who has previously addressed a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him, did not say a word about the latest revelations during Monday night’s broadcast.

O’Reilly’s show is considered the most valuable to the news network, raking in millions of viewers each night during a coveted primetime spot. Fox News reportedly extended his contract, which was set to expire this year.

‘O’Reilly Factor’ Loses About 15 Advertisers. Here Are The Ones That Stayed. The exodus comes after new revelations about sexual harassment claims against the Fox News host: here.

WILL BILL O’REILLY MAKE IT THROUGH THIS SCANDAL? Media reporter Michael Calderone breaks down why this harassment scandal is different. At least 40 advertisers have pulled their ads from his show. But President Trump defended the Fox News host, saying “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.” [HuffPost]

Fox has hired the firm that investigated sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes to look into Bill O’Reilly.

BILL O’REILLY ANNOUNCED VACATION PLANS Amid news he may not have a job when he returns. [HuffPost]

BILL O’REILLY REPORTEDLY ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Multiple outlets are reporting that the Murdoch family is leaning toward axing O’Reilly. The reports follow a new claim by attorney Lisa Bloom, who said the TV host used to call a black woman “hot chocolate.” [HuffPost]

And the news for Fox keeps going from bad to worse: former Fox News host Alisyn Camerota accused former CEO Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her and a Fox News contributor also leveled sexual harassment claims against host Sean Hannity. And cable rivals are circling for those primetime viewers. [HuffPost]

MORE BAD REVELATIONS FOR FOX The company has now paid $45 million for Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment settlements, and reports have surfaced about an incident where Bill O’Reilly dragged his ex-wife down the stairs. [HuffPost]