Comments on: Rupert Murdoch: You call it free news, I call you ‘kleptomaniac’ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: Edward Camuffo Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:32:22 +0000 Murdoch would prefer that there be no news at all. That way he, and his band of thieves, could make corporate dominance of our economy and our government complete. Murdoch hates a free and unbiased press. He doesn’t want anything to expose his corporate dealings. We need a free and independent press, paid for by taxpayers and not owned by any corporate media giant or political party.

By: Michael Steven Scott Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:14:37 +0000 Free Reporting.

If I wasn’t so busy, I’d start a website where:

Users report news,
users validate news,
users disseminate validated news.

For free.

(Someone take this hint.)

Michael Steven Scott
aka Cat Springs

By: Saquel Tue, 13 Oct 2009 03:14:32 +0000 Borderless world? He’s making news cost money that some people might not want to pay, or might not be ABLE to pay. He’s putting up his own borders; the irony…

By: Matt Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:23:15 +0000 Murdoch need to learn not to bite the hand that feeds him. there is no doubt in my mind that people will pay for news. Just as there is no doubt in my mind that people will pay for Murdochs news… AT the same time, does he reall need to be such a prick about the whole thing, The world is coming off a recession, and he is acting like people are defaulting on their Wall Street Journal Subscriptions.

One area that Murdoch plans on adding charges to is WSJ’s I-Phone application. I do not consider this to be a mistake on his part, but it may be a premature addition. I have an I-Phone, and I have the WSJ, NY Times, NY Post, Bloomberg, and Reuters applications (FREE as of this morning). If the Wall Street Journal is going to make the jump to charging their customers, for such a product, they damn well better make sure their product is the best.

By: boredofnewscorp Mon, 12 Oct 2009 07:39:59 +0000 I guess this means that the sky news channels will be taken off of freeview… otherwise it would surely be offering free content and cannibalising news corp’s market. Honestly, this model is ridiculous. News is a mandated service (in the UK at least), it’s the responsibility of governments to ensure that people have free access to news.

By: Unemployed Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:15:53 +0000 Rupert Murdoch IS the portrait in Dorian Grey’s attic! I’d be more inclined to pay for his propaganda to be concealed from public view!

By: The Bell Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:35:32 +0000 It would be news if Rupert Murdoch learned to keep his big trap shut.

Kleptomania? Sounds like a clinical condition. To be fair and balanced, though, the relationship between FoxNews and those who buy into it should correctly be referred to as Sado-Masochism.

By: zippy Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:30:09 +0000 Since when did cart get put in front of the HORSE,donkey,and or ass?
These mega corporations have a inane sense of self like what have i done in the world today and you owe me for it attitude. This is selfishness to an extreme that is symptmatic of the corupt world we live in.
1st news should be concise, exact, and nonbiased let the facts stand on their own merit.
2nd news should be free
3rd news should be something the people want and seek out should they have the desire to hear,read, and or listen to it.

then in that case the producer of said new can monetize it with commercials,products, and or anything they deem as long as it is tasteful,moral,appropriate.

that being said the Quote come to mind;”if you build it they will come” comes to mind….

By: JF Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:49:36 +0000 Murdoch has to blame himself if his business in decline.
Just like so many other media as well. And so far he and
the others are lucky that for instance the video with
Peter Schiff and other financial experts forecasting and
commenting in 06/ 07 is only known to just 1,5 million.
Its a video that adds serious weight to the article and
could lead to really interesting debates, some real
challenges for the media guys: pw

By: billy bob gates Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:27:41 +0000 people wont pay for news. people have other ways to get it… the internet will have sites that will give it for free. ofcourse in canada they are talking about having to pay a subscription fee for every website that you want to see to your isp.. so the internet would be like the cable and satalite tv providers. if you want, and so on then you need the news package for $x.xx per month on top of the monthly usage you are allowed to upload and download lets say 10gigs download per month and 5gb upload per month….