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September 3rd, 2021 by Warren Swil

New exposé reveals how


‘Big Lie’ devoured Fox,


split the family

In a stunning exposé – the likes of which has not yet been seen in America – Australia’s premier television network has laid bare how the incestuous relationship between the disgraced 45th President and Rupert Murdoch’s Fox ‘News’ consumed the network and irreconcilably split the Murdoch dynasty.

Rupert Murdoch – the man who owns the news and broke democracy.

It is definitely must-see-TV.
Damning new evidence about how the 90-year-old Australia-born media magnate and his ‘State TV’ nurtured the “Big Lie” about the 2020 election has just aired on Australia Broadcasting Corp.’s flagship “Four Corners” program.
It is a thorough indictment of the man and his monstrous creation.
View the video below the fold.

It’s entirely appropriate that an Australian broadcaster would lead the way in exposing Murdoch; he got his start on a tiny newspaper in Adelaide half a century ago, and he still hovers over the country’s media like an ogre.
The two-part documentary focuses on Fox insiders and what they knew to be true but didn’t tell the world.
“Fox certainly has participated in the destruction of democracy by promoting the types of things that Donald Trump did,” says
Carl Cameron, former Fox chief political correspondent. “That’s a pox on Fox!”
I couldn’t say it better myself.
A crucial player turns out to have been the man behind Fox’s vaunted “decision desk” – the widely respected polling arm of the news operation.
At one of the most critical moments of this drama, at about 11 p.m. on election night 2020, Fox called Arizona for Joe Biden. Trump and his minions went ballistic.
“Trump was intent on programming the network and ultimately succeeded in his own way,” says the man who made the call, Chris Stirewalt, former Fox political editor.
Stirewalt was fired a few days later.
Part one of the documentary dives deeply into the events leading up to the insurrection on Jan. 6.

Watch it here. (Part 2 is further down)

The second hour deals mostly with events following the insurrection, and how a cumulative sequence of squalid decisions led to the irreconcilable split of James Murdoch from his father and brother, Lachlan.
The estrangement had been brewing for years. James took his billions and ran after his dad sold the crown jewels of the company to Disney in 2018.
In an interview after Jan. 6, James Murdoch can be heard saying: “The sacking of the capital is proof positive that what we thought was dangerous is indeed very, very much so.
“Those outlets that propagate lies to their audience have unleashed insidious and uncontrollable forces that will be with us for years.”
James is essentially saying “I told you so. This is what I was warning you about.”
Watch Part 2 here (read more below):

This is by no means the first scandal involving Murdoch and his media.
We reported on this in 2013 when two of his most senior editors in the United Kingdom were on trail at the Old Bailey.
In Excesses at tabloid papers besmirch entire profession we reported how the two senior executives “are among dozens charged with all sorts of criminal wrongdoing brought to light after the phone hacking scandal investigated doggedly by The Guardian newspaper.”
The episode cost Murdoch the billions of dollars he did not make after his deal to buy Sky News collapsed.
Even back then the conclusion was inescapable: “That man has left a permanent stain on journalism everywhere,” we wrote.
“The … public has every reason to believe his cronies and henchmen at his own companies and some reporters and editors at other mass media outlets share his philosophy and practice of the craft.”
A fitting epitaph for the nonagenarian could read: “The man who owned the news and broke democracy.”

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4 Responses  
  • Proud Boy writes:
    September 3rd, 2021

    This is such a barrel of laughs! The wildest part for me came when that butch dyke lawyeress Sidney Powell got her knickers in such a knot she stood up on camera and walked out of the interview. What a f—ing hoot!

  • Rex+M. writes:
    September 3rd, 2021

    As a younger man first visiting Australia in the early 1970s I used to quite admire the man as he seemed an astute businessman.
    It’s amazing that success in business seems to have been overtaken by greed and hunger for power, albeit the latter is from the presses

    • Warren writes:
      September 4th, 2021

      You are right, Rex.
      After he made his first billion his priority became power – how to get it, how to keep it, and how to use it.
      Long before Fox News was launched, all the way back in 1980 he cozied up to Maggie Thatcher so that she would give him a waiver to the UK competition law so he could buy up for major newspapers. Eight years later he switched to Tony Blair and then flip-flopped back to David Cameron whom he needed to support his bid for Sky News.
      That’s where the #MurdochMediaMafia came from.

  • Bjorn+Palenius writes:
    September 3rd, 2021

    Well, what can I say?! Being from Sweden, left about 40 years ago, to come here to The US because it was a such fun place then! Not anymore, politics have divided us! Left=CNN, NYT, The Guardian(who claims to be neutral!) and Right= Fox News! That’s how the TV monitors in my gym are placed! Each side works their viewers and readers into a frenzy, showing how AWFUL the other side is! To quote The X Files “The truth is out there”! I used to be pretty liberal, loved going to Gay Pride, but no more, WAY to political and ONE SIDED: left lane only! I love Tucker Carlson on FOX, but then it’s also too much to get excited about, catering to my views. I sometimes have to speak my believes, but the other side don’t let me sometimes, and THAT is a challenge these days, to be respectful of other views, while holding your ground…..


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