Thursday, May 7, 2009

Flashback-Murdoch then and now




This was a few short months ago...

MURDOCH
WARNS: NATIONS WILL BE REDEFINED, FUTURES ALTERED
Tue Feb 24 2009 08:36:39 ET 

Media baron Rupert Murdoch issued an urgent internal communication late Monday, warning his staff: "We are in the midst of a phase of history in which nations will be redefined and their futures fundamentally altered." 

MORE 

The dramatic call comes as markets continue their plunge and the future of media becomes increasingly muddled.

"Many people will be under extreme pressure and many companies mortally wounded," Murdoch declared. 

"Our competitors will be sorely tempted to take the easy beat, to reduce quality in the search for immediate dividends."


This is Now...

Rupert: "The Worst Is Over"


What happened to put that silly azz grin back on his face? His buddies are going to come through for him and Rockefeller wants the free internet shut down anyway. The WSJ and AP have been busy....

Finally, besieged newspapers have a defender in Congress
Can The Newspaper Industry Really Be THIS Stupid About Google News? (GOOG) YES IT SEEMS THEY CAN $$$$$ with money from their buddies in our lousy government. It seems he knows more than we do Rupert Murdoch: “Internet Will Soon Be Over”?!?!.

Lori

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/07/rupert-murdoch-charging-websites
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Rupert-The-Worst-Is-siliconalley-15159883.html?.v=48
http://bluelori.blogspot.com/2009/05/hey-big-brother-what-ya-gonna-do.html
http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/36631
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/business/media/07paper.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10213336-93.html
http://press-freedom.suite101.com/
article.cfm/murdoch_buys_wsj_for_65_billion


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