FBI inquiry of Murdoch's empire: reliance on Brits

Jul 24, 2011 Full story: Boston.com 57

The FBI is just cranking up a preliminary review of whether alleged phone hacking and bribery by Rupert Murdoch's media empire violated U.S. laws, but any resolution may well have to await the outcome of British investigations.

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Sean Hannity

Spring Hill, FL

#1 Jul 24, 2011
I'll protect Mr. Murdoch.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#2 Jul 24, 2011
GE bribes obama all the time. In return, Obama gave them MILLIONS in Stimulus money.

Too make it worse, Obama fired the Inspector General that was investigating his friend and donor.

“Obama tells the right to...”

Since: Jun 07

shhhh... STFU, you lost...

#3 Jul 24, 2011
That’s cool with me… the longer the wait, the longer that News Corp and fox news will sweat it out fearing the potential of criminal charges to come. And the more likely that people in that right-wing criminal organization will flip and become witnesses against Murdock and fox news.
I am loving every minute of watching the beginning of the end of fox news, LOL.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#4 Jul 24, 2011
The Sestak bribe offer: Obama’s Watergate?

By DOUG THOMPSON
May 27 2010

The Obama administration’s apparent attempt to bribe Rep. Joe Sestak with a plum federal appointment if he dropped out of the race against Sen. Arlen Specter is a simmering scandal that’s threatening to boil over if not for a complicit leftist media.

Republicans aren’t the only ones raising questions. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democratic leader, said both Sestak and the White House need to come clean on the bribe.

“I actually think the White House and Joe Sestak should be a little more detailed and put this behind them,” Rendell said in a Wednesday press conference.

Senate Majority Dick Durbin also said the White House needs to provide more details.

But the White House refuses to do so.


http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/27209

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#5 Jul 24, 2011
Obama’s Bribes to the Washington Post and CBS



In a blow to the autonomy of the media it has been discovered that employees of two Old Media outlets are the happy beneficiaries of hundreds of thousands of federal dollars from an Obamacare slush fund.

CBS and the Washington Post have both taken large payments from Obama’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), with the Post getting $573,217 while CBS has received a whopping $722,388.

Matthew Boyle reported that the news of the media giants taking federal cash was revealed at a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week.

The question here becomes one of disclosure. Will CBS and the Washington Post put disclaimers on any story they relate about Obamacare? After all, if we see a positive story about Obamacare from the Washington Post or CBS might we assume the stories are so positive because employees of those media organizations know they could be the beneficiaries of thousands of dollars in federal cash? Might we assume that these Old Media employees might fear that any negative story might put that largess at risk?

Boyle quotes Rep. Marsha Blackburn on that very issue:

“It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller.“When NBC used to cover energy issues, they identified themselves as a subsidiary of General Electric. CBS and Washington Post just have to disclose that they are subsidiaries of the Obama Administration.”

So what about it, Old Media?

Are you going to tell your viewers and readers that you are quietly getting fistfuls of cash from the very government you are claiming to “report” on?

And what about that cynical and detached demeanor you always claim to be employing in the doing?

http://bigjournalism.com/wthuston/2011/04/07/...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#6 Jul 24, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
That’s cool with me… the longer the wait, the longer that News Corp and fox news will sweat it out fearing the potential of criminal charges to come. And the more likely that people in that right-wing criminal organization will flip and become witnesses against Murdock and fox news.
I am loving every minute of watching the beginning of the end of fox news, LOL.
Obama Bribes Taliban / US Occupiers Profit From Drug Trade - Afghan Minister

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#7 Jul 24, 2011
Barbara Boxer primary opponent announces 3 Obama job bribes he'd accept to drop his challenge

In an obviously effective attempt to attract free attention to his hopeless primary campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, California's Mickey Kaus has just announced the three backroom bribes that he would accept from the Obama administration to drop his challenge.

The California primary is Tuesday.
Mickey Kaus

The Obama administration in recent days has been embarrassed to have to defend its job offers to at least two rebel Democrats challenging incumbent Democratic senators in this ominous midterm election year -- Joe Sestak, who successfully dumped incumbent, newly discovered Democrat Arlen Specter, and Andrew Romanoff, who's challenging troubled Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado.

See Related Item links below.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attempted to justify the employment buy-offs by painting them as routine political maneuvers and efforts to promote party unity.

Kaus, a pioneering political blogger, sees the bids differently:

"I always thought primary challenges were part of the democratic process, allowing a full airing of competing viewpoints and offering voters a choice. I'm challenging a three-term incumbent in order to provoke a debate over the misguided Democratic party dogma she reflexively embraces."

The candidate who claims to be no politician said he would accept no ordinary federal bureaucrat's job. However, he could be purchased by employment as:

--Head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to push for an actual physical fence on the Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants and to end the "anointed incumbent...Boxer's obsessive talk of amnesty, sorry,'a path to citizenship'" that actually acts as a powerful lure for even more illegal immigrants.

--Second, Kaus kindly offers, Obama could put him on the National Labor Relations Board so he could thwart "Big Labor's attempt to add to their dwindling memberships by avoiding secret ballots in union organizing drives."

--Finally, Kaus offered to accept an administration job offer to the Department of Education to write "a scathing report" on California teachers' unions and their deleterious impact on the state.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/20...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#8 Jul 24, 2011

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#9 Jul 24, 2011
Bam's desperate bribe

October 20, 2010

President Obama last week urged Congress -- likely in a post-election lame-duck session -- to send senior citizens a payment of $250 to offset stagnant Social Security benefits.

Total cost of this plan:$15 billion.

Social Security's built-in cost-of-living adjustments are meant to protect seniors. But inflation has been flat, so the Social Security Administration hasn't raised benefit levels for two years.

But that won't buy many votes, so the administration wants to borrow and spend another $15 billion to purchase as many as possible.

At least, that's the only explanation that makes sense.
Barack Obama
FABIANO/SIPA
Barack Obama

Seniors, after all, as a group are the least supportive of ObamaCare -- and thus maybe the most likely to take it out on Democrats next month.

It's transparent, and it's disgraceful.



Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#10 Jul 24, 2011
Obama's 'car Tsar' settles His bribes case

By Stephen Foley
Friday, 31 December 2010

Steven Rattner, the hedge fund industry grandee who was last year appointed by the Obama administration to oversee the restructuring of the car industry, has agreed to pay $10m to settle lawsuits over his role in a bribery scandal.

Officials at the New York state employees' pension fund funnelled business to investment managers who agreed to pay kickbacks, and Mr Rattner was accused of funding the distribution of a low-budget movie made by the brothers of the fund's chief investment officer, and paying "sham fees" to an agent working on behalf of the fund, according to two lawsuits filed by the New York Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo.

In return, Quadrangle, MrRattner's former fund, was given a $150m investment from thepension fund.

Mr Rattner has also agreed to be banned from appearing in any capacity before any public pension fund in New York for five years, it emerged last night.

Last month, Mr Rattner agreed to settle similar claims brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, paying $6.2m to end those cases. He stepped down from his auto industry role – where he was known as the "car tsar" – in July.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/ne...



Oh-Bribe!

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#11 Jul 24, 2011
Oh-Bribe!

Ha Ha Ha!
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#12 Jul 24, 2011
Why does the FBI think it is justified in investigating News Corp after laws were broken in Great Britain? There is absolutely no evidence that US laws were broke.

There is only one reason for these actions: News Corp is a conservative news organization and odummy hates the right.
liz

Fairmont, WV

#13 Jul 24, 2011
There is no end as to what this adminestration
will do . Is there? What can be expected, the
dems. have been doing their best to get rid of
FOX for him, now hes got it done, or in the process. Freedom is taken away, one step at
a time. Most have been working overtime for
Obama so he can continue to be our ruler.
No blame and no shame. Its working just like
the plan was created.... Just look how the
debt is going as planned. ALL the rep. fault.
Good Show, and who wins? and what are you winning? A one party system......

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 Jul 24, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
That’s cool with me… the longer the wait, the longer that News Corp and fox news will sweat it out fearing the potential of criminal charges to come. And the more likely that people in that right-wing criminal organization will flip and become witnesses against Murdock and fox news.
I am loving every minute of watching the beginning of the end of fox news, LOL.
Call your boy and ask him where he got the money to repair and rebuild mosques in many countries while americans were losing their homes and out of work.

$770 MILLION tapayer dollars sent to foreign mosques - Armed ...
www.WSB-TV.wm v . While Americans lose their homes, their jobs, our government sends $770 million to …

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Munch Is Screaming

Oscoda, MI

#15 Jul 24, 2011
Nice to know our "new media" is more concerned about reporting on Mrs. Murdoch and the pie thrower, than informing and protecting the public from a man that invaded and hacked into innocent lives for no reason. Who does Murdoch think he is now, the FBI or CIA? Who has given him the right to invade everyone's privacy, without consent? How many other companies do this also? This modern media is pathetic. They can't produce any Woodward or Bernsteins if their life depended on it. Would you please get back to doing ome goood old-fashioned reporting, for the public and the PEOPLE?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 Jul 24, 2011
Munch Is Screaming wrote:
Nice to know our "new media" is more concerned about reporting on Mrs. Murdoch and the pie thrower, than informing and protecting the public from a man that invaded and hacked into innocent lives for no reason. Who does Murdoch think he is now, the FBI or CIA? Who has given him the right to invade everyone's privacy, without consent? How many other companies do this also? This modern media is pathetic. They can't produce any Woodward or Bernsteins if their life depended on it. Would you please get back to doing ome goood old-fashioned reporting, for the public and the PEOPLE?
I was thinking the same thing about Obama, Pelosi and Reid. At least Murdoch is not pulling diapers off 95 year old seniors, and groping 6 year olds crotch. Get the dyke bitch out of the government.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 Jul 24, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
That’s cool with me… the longer the wait, the longer that News Corp and fox news will sweat it out fearing the potential of criminal charges to come. And the more likely that people in that right-wing criminal organization will flip and become witnesses against Murdock and fox news.
I am loving every minute of watching the beginning of the end of fox news, LOL.
Call your boy and ask him where he got the money to repair and rebuild mosques in many foreign countries while americans were losing their homes and out of work.

$770 MILLION tapayer dollars sent to foreign mosques - Armed ...
www.WSB-TV.wm v . While Americans lose their homes, their jobs, our government sends $770 million to …

messageboards.aol.com/aol/en_us/articles.php... ;...

Wonder why this wasn't on state media and CNN.

Since: Dec 07

Porter, TX

#18 Jul 24, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
That’s cool with me… the longer the wait, the longer that News Corp and fox news will sweat it out fearing the potential of criminal charges to come. And the more likely that people in that right-wing criminal organization will flip and become witnesses against Murdock and fox news.
I am loving every minute of watching the beginning of the end of fox news, LOL.
You'll be sipping baby food through a straw at the nursing home before that happens. You won't be in the vets home as they don't take phoneys.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#19 Jul 24, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
You'll be sipping baby food through a straw at the nursing home before that happens. You won't be in the vets home as they don't take phoneys.
No but Bubba said if we get him for teason and assisting the enemy, he would sure like pattie as a cell mate.

“Obama tells the right to...”

Since: Jun 07

shhhh... STFU, you lost...

#20 Jul 24, 2011
LOL, all the right-wing nuts are off topic and nervous about the FBI’s investigation into Rupert Murdock and eventually fox news.

I thought that I was overjoyed when all of our hard work to get Glen Beck kicked off the air came to fruitarian… it is going to be orgasmic when we bring down the whole damn network. I remember when these same right-wing idiots swore up and down that we wouldn’t get Beck… but we did. And now these fools are talking the same [expletive] about fox news being untouchable… time is running out on these unpatriotic fools, and they know it.

I plan to send the FBI an e-mail thanking them for their professionalism and to encourage them to leave no stone unturned because News Corp/fox news is as nasty and corrupt as they come.

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