Well, let me clarify that title. They’re certainly loudmouths who rant and rave daily about our President and how he’s supposedly turning the U.S. into a socialist country. They’re always shooting off at the mouth about not raising taxes to protect the wealthiest and how the liberals are after their guns.
However, what I’m referring to is their silence about News Corporation. Why aren’t they saying anything? After all, this is a monster of a media organization who admittedly crossed the line and violated the law in a European country and is currently under investigation by the F.B.I. for perhaps having utilized the same corrupt, deceptive, and intrusive tactics to obtain “private” information for use use on their right wing media networks here in the United States.
Do the Republicans hate European countries that much, that they’re okay with illegalities perpetuated in the lives of Europeans that could very well have spilled over across the pond, and are they willing to be complicit by and through their silence? Where is the outrage? Now we know News Corp., FOX News’ daddy, was in bed with the police and many government officials. Aren’t Republicans all about telling government to stay out of their lives?
It’s obvious that News Corp. owns News of the World, and if the tabloid’s modus operandi was get the story at whatever cost, even if it includes hacking into a dead teenagers telephone, then what’s to stop that media giant from using those same dirty tactics while running FOX News or the rest of their tabloids here in the United States, like, The New York Post, Wall Street Journal or the Washington Times. The hypocrisy of the right is glaringly transparent. They are outraged over a mother found not guilty of killing her child by a jury of her peers in Florida, and yet they don’t flinch when they hear that a media giant that feeds most of them their daily political fodder is involved in not only hacking a murdered child’s phone, but revealing sensitive information about an innocent child’s illness as in “Gordon Brown’s child”.
The Sun allegedly uncovered details about Brown’s son, Fraser, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, when he was an infant, and wrote exclusive stories about his then-unknown illness.
According to The Guardian, Rebekah Brooks, then the editor of The Sun and currently the head of News International, phoned Brown in October 2006, telling him that her paper knew his son had cystic fibrosis. The paper then published the exclusive details.
The paper later touted its scoop, saying that it was evidence of The Sun having “set the news agenda.”
There are even serious allegations rapidly developing that indicate that family members of the victims of 911 were hacked by the owners of FOX News in order to develop sensational headlines and further material for FOX News pundits. They’ve even paid police officers in London for information, just imagine how many cops they must have bought off here.
So while Rupert Murdoch’s lieutenants fall one by one, Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International and former editor of the News of the World and currently an inmate in a London jail, and I suspect soon Murdoch’s son James will join her in his own steel apartment, Murdoch is strolling around in his expensive suits printing apologies in his competitors newspapers and all the meanwhile Republican’s are silent.
I suspect some of that silence comes from holding their breath waiting to see what’s going to happen here in the United States. If Murdoch does a good job of buying off government officials and investigators, and if nothing serious is exposed, the Republicans and in particular their media machine FOX News will explode with coverage on the Murdoch scandal, claiming that they have always maintained a pristine news organization under Roger Ailes, even though we all know that a high ranking employee of his exposed him for coaching her to lie to federal investigators.
Keep in mind that based on existing laws and in particular the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act a U.S. corporation like News Corp cannot bribe foreign officials which includes police officers. We know good and well that Rebekah Brooks did just that, as she openly admitted during a select committee of members of parliament. The legal implications are glaring for News Corp and could very well bring down their operations in the United States. FOX News could also find itself affected under FCC rules for television ownership, as you must be considered of good moral character to hold that license, and that could easily be challenged.
Once again we see the hypocrisy of the Republicans, their politicians, and their corrupt entities. They complain about gays, extra marital affairs, illegal immigration, socialism and corruption to name a few, and all the while their congressmen are sending sexually laced messages to male pages, screwing their nannies and producing illegitimate children, hiring undocumented workers, giving corporate welfare and promoting and entertaining themselves with media outlets that are lopsided and corrupt.
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana and the Tucson Citizen. Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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