Tag Archive: Rupert Murdoch


SENATOR TRIES TO SHUT DOWN NRA-SPONSORED NASCAR RACE

 

 

 

” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) has a great new idea for gun control grandstanding: call on Rupert Murdoch to cancel a NASCAR race sponsored by the NRA this weekend.  Murphy claims the National Rifle Association sponsorship would be “inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre.”

The “immediate wake” of Newtown?  The shooting occurred in December.  When does the “immediate wake” end?  2014?  2018?  Never?

The race is to be held at the Texas Motor Speedway, which as the reader might surmise, is not located in Connecticut.  Murphy doesn’t seem interested in rational discourse, as CNN relates his letter to Murdoch:

“The race not only brings national attention to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate, it also features the live shooting of guns at the end of the race,” Murphy wrote to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the Fox network where the race will be broadcast.

“I would like to make a similar challenge to you,” Murphy told the media mogul in his letter Thursday. “You should play a constructive role in our national dialogue by refraining from broadcasting the NRA 500. By airing this race you will be strengthening the brand of a radical organization that is currently standing in the way of meaningful progress on this issue.”

So much for all the balloon juice about how much Democrats “respect your Second Amendment rights” and want to be best pals with “responsible gun owners” and “responsible hunters.”  That’s what the NRA is.  For months, Democrats have called for a “national conversation on guns,” but it turns out people who join that conversation on the “wrong” side can’t even sponsor a NASCAR race.

Murphy is making a totalitarian effort to read the NRA completely out of society.  Conveniently enough, once you’ve been designated an unspeakable monster, it is no longer necessary to salute your “rights” or take your dissent seriously.  

If you don’t like the word “totalitarian,” well, stop running around and being totalitarian, gun control nuts.  Asserting that no one can dissent from your agenda in good faith, and must obey your commands without complaint, is a totalitarian impulse.  So is using human props to make “arguments” that no one is allowed to refute, without being accused of monstrous insensitivity.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Dick Morris Fired by Fox? CNN to Get Scoop Tonight

” On Tuesday, Fox confirmed rumors Morris would not have an official role at the network. Morris’ contract with Fox expired on Sunday.

“His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a Fox spokesperson said.The Morris announcement comes in the wake of Fox’s decision not torenew Sarah Palin’s contract.

The network did announce that former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove had been renewed as a contributor. The network also signed on former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.”

Out with the firebrands , in with the establishment toadies

 

   Looks like Rupert has decided to suck up to the powers that be and turn Fox into a popular version of MSNBC . Given statements he has made recently I guess that shouldn’t come as such a surprise . 

Editors Note : While we’ve never considered Clinton stooge Dick Morris a conservative , we will give him credit for aging into something of an anti-establishment free spirit and though still not to be thoroughly trusted , he exhibits a much greater understanding of the way the Tea Party/average, freedom loving American feels than does a “true conservative” GOP flunky like Karl Rove . 

 

 

 

 

4 Awful Reactions to Sandy Hook School Shooting – And Thoughts on a Better Response

 

 

 

 

” Here’s a short tour of four of the least-helpful reactions to an attack that slaughtered more than two dozen Americans – most of them kids 10 years and younger. They come courtesy of a former presidential candidate (Mike Huckabee), an international media mogul (Rupert Murdoch), an Oscar-winning filmmaker (Michael Moore), and a famous crusading journalist (Geraldo Rivera).”