s skippy the bush kangaroo: i'm shocked...shocked to hear there is censorship at faux news

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, August 01, 2009

i'm shocked...shocked to hear there is censorship at faux news

and msnbc.

according to the nytimes, the corporate parent companies of msnbc (ge) and faux newsertainment (murdoch) had their own summit to talk ceasefire in the verbal war between keith (my future husband) olbermann and bill-o (peabody) reilly.
it was a media cage fight, televised every weeknight at 8 p.m. but the match was halted when the blood started to spray executives in the high-priced seats. - nytimes
i'm shocked...shocked. and so is salon's glenn greenwald...well...kinda.
...most notably, the deal wasn't engineered because of a perception that it was hurting either olbermann or o'reilly's show, or even that it was hurting msnbc. to the contrary, as olbermann himself has acknowledged, his battles with o'reilly have substantially boosted his ratings. the agreement of the corporate ceos to cease criticizing each other was motivated by the belief that such criticism was hurting the unrelated corporate interests of ge and news corp.

...and now we have an example of ge's forcibly silencing the top-rated commentator on msnbc -- ordering him not to hold fox news accountable any longer -- because, in return, news corp. has agreed to silence its own commentators from criticizing ge. - glenn greenwald at salon

wonder what beer was served at the "silencing" summit...and if they had better looking lawn furniture.

[editor's addendum: glenn greenwald adds his two cents]

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 7:29 AM |


Thanks, Skippy!

Even though it wasn't very hard to figure out that GE & Murdoch would silence Keith (our future husband) soon.

Have they finally found the too-high price?

commented by Blogger Suzan, 10:52 AM PDT  
Mr and Mrs Addled TV watcher will only know that Keith stopped jumping on O'reilly. They will have no clue that their corporate masters might have total control of their little minds.

This should be called up each and every time that either of these corporations get some more of that government welfare.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 1:54 PM PDT  
Oberman said to me just yesterday that he was D U N with ladies for a while...thinking of trying a bromance for a bit...so, sorry Cookie and Suzan ...


Not really...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:01 PM PDT  
This is just one more reason for me to not watch television.
commented by Blogger Jim Yeager, 6:00 PM PDT  
Can you imagine anybody shutting Walter Cronkite up when Walter had something to say? Oh, how we have fallen...

All TV news people should have a plaque on their desk with the letters "WWWCD" (What Would Walter Cronkite Do), and live by it. Alas, it appears our corporate overlords would fire anybody who actually lived by those letters...

- Badtux the TV-less Penguin
commented by Blogger BadTux, 9:40 PM PDT  

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