Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Rupert Murdoch's Intellectual Terrorism
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 25, 2011
The past week's news has been dominated by reports of scandals
in Rupert Murdoch's media empire. As journalist Ted Newcomen points out,
there’s more to the story:
The latest revelations in the UK about
phone hacking, bribing the police, and frightening political leaders are
just the tip of a very toxic iceberg that had the likes of Tony Blair going
cap in hand to Murdoch's corporate functions when he was still British Prime
Journalism professor Karl Grossman adds his assessment of
the story’s significance:
What is unfolding--revelations of bribery
and massive phone-hacking--could go down as the greatest press scandal in
the English-speaking world. Overarching it is a media machine built by
Murdoch that is the most dishonest, unprincipled and corrupt of any media
empire in the history of the English-speaking world....
has media mogul Murdoch had? And how has he misused it?
Senior Editor of Veterans Today, asserts that “Murdoch is now admitted to
have controlled the political systems in Britain and America for two
decades. He has had the power to choose national leaders, make policy,
pass laws at will,”
Murdoch media has been endless propaganda for
war, and various other deadly policies. British writer Robin Beste divulges
how numerous the occasions of Murdoch warmongering influence have been:
Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers and TV channels have supported all the US-UK
wars over the past 30 years, from Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war in
1982, through George Bush Senior and the first Gulf War in 1990-91, Bill
Clinton’s war in Yugoslavia in 1999 and his undeclared war on Iraq in 1998,
George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with Tony Blair on his coat
tails, and up to the present, with Barack Obama continuing the wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq and now adding Libya to his tally of seven wars.
Physician/political activist Mohamed Khodr suggests how such a travesty is
possible in a democracy like America:
The best that can be said
about Fox News Channel and its bigoted, racist, fear mongering hosts and
pundits is that it is committing “Intellectual Terrorism” upon a nation
devoid of intellectual curiosity, a passion for truth and civic involvement,
a self absorbed populace distracted with consumerism, and devoid of all
outrage at the crimes committed by its government and corporations here and
Gordon Duff adds a note on the deceptions that permeated
the media and misled the public:
Now we find the news itself
controlled the governments and may well have written the scripts to the
wars, the rigged elections, the acts of terror and the misdirection that
sent America into a decade of cruel and useless bloodletting after terror
groups that never existed in the first place.
Western nations are
currently outraged by the revelations of power and poison wielded by Rupert
Murdoch's media empire.
It’s a bit late now to be angry because the
lies, distortions and propaganda reach back over many decades, not only by
Murdoch but others who control huge tracts of Western media all skewed with
a pro-Israeli bias.
According to Jack Shaheen author of Reel Bad
Arabs, the mindset of most Americans and Europeans is Zionist imbedded,
caused by a continual barrage of propaganda going back to kiddie cartoons
and permeating over 1,000 films.
Americans boast about having the
best democracy in the world. How can they make that claim when the
system, on many different levels, is dominated and controlled by the
dictates of one small group whose loyalty is to a foreign country?
Members of the US congress must yield to the dictates of Israeli-firsters or
their careers will be compromised. What kind of democracy is this?
It’s not a democracy when a realm is controlled by an unelected power broker
with enforcers who run the government for another country.
public apology for the crimes of his stooges is a ruse meant to pacify an
enraged public while Murdoch-the-mogul remains in power.
political commentator Mike Whitney makes clear, “The firestorm in the UK is
not really about phone hacking at all. It's about corporate fiefdoms and
unelected oligarchs who control the flow of information and use that power
to their own advantage.”
It’s past time to break up the media gang
and incarcerate the boss.