Comments on: The end of an era for British tabloids? http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/ Insight and investigations from our expert reporters Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:21:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-417 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 16:39:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-417 smartermind, the problem is leadership at Rupert Murdoch’s media agencies. To simply fire the culpable people sends precisely the wrong message as those usually fired are fall guys. No CEO is ever dumb enough to admit wrong doing. That is a financial liability. By the way did you see the bonuses Rupert handed out to himself and his sons?

In the 1960s when I was growing up there was a “Rule of Sevens” the in the news business. A corporation or individual could not own more than seven TV stations, seven printed publications and sven radio stations. Of the almost 30,000 such media companies today, approximately 22,000 are owned by either GE, Westinghouse, Viacom, The Tribune, Fox News and Clear Channel. Their ownership is not always direct but through subsidiaries (conglomerates). The erosion of these rules by the FCC has been directed by every President since Carter.

Westinghouse, GE and Viacom are all military contractors for the U.S.. The Trib, Fox and Clear Channel are all heavy contributors to the RNC. I believe all six of these corporations to have excessive influence over our political process. They also have influence over what is reported as news and what is not. This is why the rest of the world refers to U.S. news agencies as corporate media. I think their assesment is correct. Every thing is about their bottom line. You know, fiduciary responsibility to the stock holders and all.

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By: smartermind http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-405 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:54:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-405 “From a USA media point of view, this is all about trying to take out FOX News” vincehugh Jul 8, 2011
8:10 am EDT

What has this got to do with FOX NEWS? That is a complete red herring and shows your lack of understanding of the situation. NOTW and the Murdoch empire’s criminal actions have been exposed and they are paying the price.

“Closing the paper instead of firing the people and starting fresh sends the wrong message”.. wrong. Most of the staff were new and played no part in the criminal scandel. In any case closing the paper was the same as firing the staff, expect that the person with chioef responsibility was retained and given special protection by the Murdochs. How thick is that. NI deserves all it gets.

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By: StopRunning http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-400 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:27:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-400 Yeah, sure buddy, it’s a conspiracy against Rupert Murdoch, by NY/Hollywood media.

No wonder this country is going into the dumps, it’s people are brainwashed.

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By: vincehugh http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-389 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:10:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-389 From a USA media point of view, this is all about trying to take out FOX News because they are owned by Rupert Murdoch. FOX has been a thorn in the side of the mainstream media because it presents conservative viewpoints which are in direct contrast to the NY/Hollywood media and has a huge American audience.

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By: visualseed http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-387 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 08:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-387 Closing the paper instead of firing the people and starting fresh sends the wrong message,.

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By: jomondo44 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-investigates/2011/07/07/the-end-of-an-era-for-british-tabloids/comment-page-1/#comment-383 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:32:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/the-deep-end/?p=1367#comment-383 That’s Murdoch’s way of flipping you all off.. Long live king Murdoch!

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