Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Schadenfreude So Thick You Can Cut It With a Chainsaw



Wait for it...wait for it...you know they must have done it
here too...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19nocera.html?_r=2&hp

5 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

". . .Murdoch has never just been satisfied with besting the competition, as most decent businessmen are. He’s not truly happy unless he has his foot on a competitor’s neck and is pressing it downward."

What it comes down to is crooked, lying bullies against the decent rest of us. For 30 years the bullies have had the upper hand and done most of the winning.

Whatever delight comes at seeing Murdoch's despicable empire teetering and the possibility of legal comeuppance is only an appetizer. Real satisfaction will come if and when he and his rotten corps have been history for awhile, and people look back in wonderment at how and why they ever gave them any credence, time or money.

free0352 said...

He’s not truly happy unless he has his foot on a competitor’s neck and is pressing it downward."

And that's fine, I'm that way about competition myself... but oh boy if they get caught doing that in this country heads will ROLL. Ya DONE SON!

T. Paine said...

I really think that the NY Times has no place to speak on this considering their hacking into a call between Gingrich and Boehner awhile ago. Of course they are evil Republicans, so the standards are different.

I can only imagine the jubilation on the left if Fox News were to somehow be destroyed. It would be akin to the Arab terrorists dancing in the streets on 9/11.

That said, those responsible should indeed be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

free0352 said...

Yeah, I'm just going to sit back and see what happens and look at ALL THE EVIDENCE when that comes out, instead of jumping to conclusions. If it turns out the worst is true, and this goes all the way to the top then oh well Rupert... don't break the law.

As for this impact on conservatives, the reasons Fox has been such a success is because it provided a counter to what conservatives thought of as bias at CNN. CNN is still bias, so that demand is still there and where there is demand someone will always rise to meet it.

Snave said...

Sorry Paine, if FOX "News" somehow went under, I wouldn't be out in the streets firing my rifle into the air and shouting things like "Allah akbar". But hey, it might just make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 8-)

Seriously though, FOX has its rights to say pretty much whatever it wants to. If it was to be silenced, I would rather it be because the stuff it espouses and promotes became marginalized in the court of public opinion rather than by its opponents using (what the conservatives would call) legal end runs to put it out of commission.

Free is right, if there was no more FOX "News", something else would emerge, and I think it would probably even be farther to the right than FOX. I see no sense in making a martyr out of Rupert Murdoch and his media pals, it would only make certain powerful people angry and the byproduct could be something angrier and more strident.

If he broke the law, and knowingly did so, then he ought to have to face whatever music there is to be faced.