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Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

By Jerry A. Kane

Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected.

For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A 21st Century Fox spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter from now on, “Roger will report to Lachlan and James.”

“For Ailes, it was a stinging smack-down and effectively a demotion.”

To say that Ailes and Murdoch’s son James have a strained relationship would be a bit of an understatement. James, whose wife once worked for the Clinton Foundation, is a rabid environmentalist who led the campaign to make News Corp a carbon-neutral company. Conversely, Ailes is a “fierce climate-change denier,” who allegedly has called James a “fucking dope” and “Fredo.”

Ailes was not notified of the management change in advance. Apparently, Murdoch has been convinced that Fox News will continue do well without Ailes at the helm. Last year Ailes took a leave of absence due to an illness, and the network’s ratings didn’t slide.

Now that control of Fox News has been given to Murdoch’s sons Ailes’ fair and balanced reporting and conservative punditry will soon fall by the wayside.

“I think the boys are back … yoked together in a sort of competitive collaboration,” said David Folkenflik, author of Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06:  FOX News anchors (L-R) Chris Wallace, Megan Kelly and Bret Baier moderate the first prime-time Republican presidential debate hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – AUGUST 06: FOX News anchors (L-R) Chris Wallace, Megan Kelly and Bret Baier moderate the first prime-time Republican presidential debate hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Last month at the behest of Ailes, Fox News gave Trump more airtime than any other candidate, and analysts and hosts made pro-Trump arguments and gushed over him. But then the network jumped the shark at the Republican Party’s first presidential primary debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last Thursday.

Murdoch’s message to blunt Trump’s rise in the polls came loud and clear over his social media and publishing outlets, and the Fox News debate moderators tried to destroy his candidacy in a single night by unleashing an all-out character assassination to discredit him.

“This wasn’t a debate, at least not like most of those I’ve seen. This was an inquisition.”—Frank Bruni, journalist, New York Times

Throughout the night, Fox News moderators, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Megyn Kelly, deluged Trump with cheap shots and sophomoric “gotcha” questions, while pitting the candidates and the audience against him.

It was an obvious planned hit to destroy Trump’s candidacy, a failed bread and circus show that left viewers with nothing substantive but a foul taste in their mouths. Cyberspace erupted with “disappointing, disgusting, embarrassing, appalling, shocking, and shameful.”

In spite of the moderators’ collective efforts to take care of “This Trump Thing,” Trump managed to survive their inquisition, but the network that Ailes had built over the past 15 years did not. Fox News died a humiliating death at Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015, in front of 24 million viewers. In display of solidarity with its leftist alphabet and cable network counterparts, the network relinquished any pretense of credibility.

The weight of this sad time we must obey,

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

The oldest hath borne most: we that are young

Shall never see so much, nor live so long.”

― William Shakespeare, King Lear

 

 

For more on the story, see Roger Ailes’s Demotion Signals Power Shift Within Murdoch Empire, THE FUTURE OF FOX: Murdoch’s sons taking over at 21st Century, and Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He’s Got to Rein In Roger Ailes.

 

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The truth is leftists aren’t always stark raving mad. Once in a blue moon a leftist will have a brief moment of clarity and will say something that is both rational and true.

Recently, Bill Maher had such a moment on the Charlie Rose Show when he said that people who claim Islam is like other religions are naive and plain wrong. And back in 2009, CBS’s Late Night host David Letterman had his brief moment of clarity during an exchange with Bill O’Reilly.

In the back and forth, Letterman quoted from a New York Times feature on Glenn Beck where he had said, “if you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.”

With the meekness and charm of a Vogue magazine editor, Letterman then said that O’Reilly was too smart to actually believe those populist, conservative views that he espouses to the folks.

“I think Glenn Beck, and maybe he got caught up in the moment of candor, but I think he speaks to this. I think you guys [O’Reilly, Beck, and Rush Limbaugh] know exactly what you’re doin’. You’ve been very successful at it, but the truth of it is you’re not speaking your conscience,” Letterman said.

“We’re charlatans is what you’re saying?” O’Reilly asked.

“It’s not charlatan; it’s show business,” Letterman said. … “This is why wrestling is popular,” he added.

This brief exchange between Letterman and O’Reilly is telling. Between the lines Letterman is saying that O’Reilly and the others have adopted personas, and that the majority of the people who listen to them do not know that. He also knows that many people have been conditioned by the media to adore these personas and to clap like trained seals when they’re around them.

Letterman is saying that the people who listen to talk show hosts believe that their personas reflect who they truly are in real life. Letterman is saying that when they’re not hosting a show or in the public eye, they may hold opinions and beliefs that actually contradict those they express on their shows.

O’Reilly, Beck, and Limbaugh know their niche audience, and they created personas to reflect the values, beliefs, and ideals of that audience. If they actually held the principles and convictions they espouse on their shows, they’d be working feverously to save this country from destruction instead of lining their pockets.

For the uninitiated, David Letterman exposed the underbelly of the beast, and the beast is show business. Like it or not, talk show hosts are entertainers in the entertainment industry and are not principled patriots whose love of country supersedes their self interest.

The following lyrics are meant to be sung to the tune of The Byrds’ “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man“:

They’re America’s friend, they talk on week days

But they sure do think different from the words that they say.

They’re political commentators who pine for this land

And why they’re successful, I can’t understand


This 17:29 clip is from The Millstone Report web cast that aired April 11, 2014, on the Resistance Radio Network.

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In August 2011, former child star Corey Feldman told ABC’s Nightline in an interview that Hollywood’s number-one problem and big secret “was and is and always will be pedophilia.”

“It’s something that will be addressed in my inner soul for the rest of my life, and it’s something that truly affects me,” Feldman told GQ magazine.

In April of this year, Michael Egan III alleged that he was one of several underage boys who were sexually abused in a Hollywood sex ring in the 1990s. According to the Los Angeles Times, Egan filed a federal lawsuit accusing movie director Bryan Singer “of drugging and raping him in 1999 when he was 17 years old.

Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” said Jeffrey Herman, Egan’s lawyer

Egan claims that Singer forcibly sodomized him, and that the openly homosexual director of the X-Men action films attended sex parties in Encino, California, at the estate of Marc Collins-Rector, a digital entertainment company executive who Egan claims lured him into the sex ring with promises of auditions for acting, modeling, and commercial jobs.

According to Egan, Collins-Rector was surrounded by a large network of homosexual pedophiles, and that he repeatedly threatened Egan saying that “We control Hollywood and we will eliminate you.”

In 2004 Collins-Rector was convicted of transporting five minors across state lines to engage in sexual activities. He pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and is now a registered sex offender.

Compared with the numerous stories of sexual abuse allegations against Catholic priests, the broadcast and cable news networks have been virtually silent when it comes to reporting Egan’s claims of rampant child molestation in the entertainment industry. To their credit, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and USA Today did publish brief reports on the filing, but the Washington Post ignored the lawsuit.

It looks like the major media have embraced the “what happens in Hollywood, stays in Hollywood” mentality when it involves the existing subculture of pedophilia in Hollywood. For homosexual directors and other adults in the entertainment industry, sexually exploiting and abusing underage boys is after all a counter-cultural virtue.

And what’s even more appalling is that Americans care more about seeing the latest X-Men film than they care whether or not the horrific criminal allegations against its director are true.

Karl Marx got it all wrong; it’s entertainment, not religion that is the opiate of the masses. Well, it is in the United States anyway.


Corey Feldman and Michael Egan III Accuse Hollywood of Child Sex Abuse

This 3:53 youtube video features clips of whistleblowers Corey Feldman and Michael Egan III alleging that homosexuals in the entertainment industry have been sexually exploiting and abusing underage boys.

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An African proverb says, “Don’t tear down a fence until you know why it was put up.” In other words, don’t discard a tradition or a practice until you understand why it was established and followed.

Heterosexuality and homosexuality are not moral equivalents. Civilizations have erected a metaphorical fence limiting sexual activity to men and women constrained in marriage. Throughout history, people scaled the fence to engage in premarital, extramarital, and homosexual sex, but the fence remained and the limits were visible and known to everyone. Climbing over the fence has always been recognized as a breach of those limits, even by the climbers themselves.

But now homosexual rights advocates are saying that there should be no fence, and that to tear it down is an act of liberation. Once the fence is torn down, adultery, polygamy, and pedophilia will become socially acceptable. Because no visible boundary to sexual expression will exist, civilization will ultimately collapse and disappear

Homosexual author Gabriel Rotello writes of the changes in homosexual behavior in the last century:

“Most accounts of male-on-male sex from the early decades of this century [20th] cite oral sex, and less often masturbation, as the predominant forms of activity, with the acknowledged homosexual fellating or masturbating his partner. Comparatively fewer accounts refer to anal sex. My own informal survey of older gay men who were sexually active prior to World War II gives credence to the idea that anal sex, especially anal sex with multiple partners, was considerably less common than it later became.”

According to a 2001 New York Times story, the practice of anal sex increased, condom use has declined 20 percent and multi-partner sex has doubled in the last seven years, despite billions of dollars spent on HIV prevention campaigns. “In many cases, the prevention slogans that galvanized gay men in the early years of the epidemic now fall on deaf ears.”

As societal approval of homosexual behavior increases, so does the behavior. A 1993 Newsweek story reported that the increased social acceptance of homosexual behavior led teenagers to engage in homosexual sex, viewing it as chic. The Associated Press reported, “the way gays and lesbians appear in the media may make some people more comfortable acting on homosexual impulses.”

Studies show that some people change their sexual behavior, which makes it impossible to define that person as homosexual. For example:

Does a man who has homosexual sex in prison count as a homosexual? Does a man who left his wife of twenty years for a gay lover count as a homosexual or heterosexual? Do you count the number of years he spent with his wife as compared to his lover? Does the married woman who had sex with her college roommate a decade ago count? Do you assume that one homosexual experience defines someone as gay for all time?”

Despite the difficulty in defining homosexuality, what is clear is that those who engage in same-sex practices or identify themselves as homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual constitute a very small percentage of the population. The most reliable studies indicate that 1-3 percent of people consider themselves to be homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual, or currently engage in homosexual sex.

Homosexual rights advocates are doing great damage to America’s social fabric and the American people. In promoting homosexuality as the moral equivalent of heterosexuality, they are killing Americans, killing society, and destroying the nation’s identity.

Nearly 11 million people in America are directly affected by cancer, while slightly more than three-quarters of a million are affected by AIDS, yet AIDS spending per patient is more than seven times that for cancer. And the inequity for diabetes and heart disease is even more striking. Consequently, the disproportionate amount of money spent on AIDS detracts from research into cures for diseases that affect more people.

In denouncing and marginalizing anyone who opposes and criticizes the gaystapo agenda as homophobic, homosexual rights advocates are destroying people’s humanity, physical being, and soul, and robbing researchers of funds that could help them develop treatments and cures for diseases that afflict tens of millions of people.


This 7:15 youtube video was taken from The Millstone Report web cast, a two-hour show that aired Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2 on the Resistance Radio Network.

For more clips from The Millstone Report web cast visit I.M. Kane 2012 on youtube.

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Depression and drug abuse often cause homosexuals to engage in unprotected sex with strangers, even when they’ve been educated and trained to understand the deadly consequences of such reckless sexual behavior. A 2001 New York Times report featured the stories of some homosexual men who knew the risks of engaging in unprotected sex but did so anyway.

In once incident, a homosexual HIV prevention educator named Seth Watkins got depressed and had unprotected anal intercourse without a condom with a stranger and became HIV positive. In spite of his job training, the HIV educator continues to engage in unprotected sex and put other people at risk.

I don’t like to think about it because I don’t want to give anyone HIV,” he said.

In another incident, a homosexual male, who had never engaged in anal intercourse without a condom, went to a sex club on the spur of the moment when he got depressed and had unprotected sex.

“[T]here was just something about that particular circumstance and that particular person. I don’t know how to describe it. It just appealed to me; it made it seem like it was all right,” he said.

One of the homosexuals interviewed in the Times story openly admitted that he cares more about self-gratification than he cares about spreading HIV.

“The prospect of going through the rest of your life having to cover yourself up every time you want to get intimate with someone is an awful one. …Now I’ve got HIV and I don’t have to worry about getting it. There is a part of me that’s relieved. I was tired of always having to be careful, of this constant diligence that has to be paid to intimacy when intimacy should be spontaneous,” he said.

A 1998 Seattle study found that 10 percent of HIV-positive males engaged in unprotected anal sex, and the percentage doubled in 2000. According to a study of males who attend homosexual “circuit” parties, 10 percent expected to become HIV-positive in their lifetime. The study reported that 17 percent of the circuit party attendees were already HIV positive, two thirds of circuit party attendees had oral or anal sex, and 28 percent did not use condoms.

Researchers found that 95 percent of the partiers used psychoactive drugs at the most recent event they attended, and that there was a direct correlation between the number of drugs used during a circuit party weekend and the likelihood of unprotected anal sex. The researchers concluded that “the likelihood of transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases among party attendees and secondary partners becomes a real public health concern.”

A study of homosexual males attending circuit parties showed that 46 percent claimed to have a “primary partner.” Twenty-seven percent of the men with primary partners “had multiple sex partners (oral or anal) during their most recent circuit party weekend.

According to a University of New South Wales study, it is the well-educated professional males, who experienced the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, that are most likely to forego the use of a condom.

If homosexual males were not compelled to gratify their insatiable sexual hunger, they’d avoid circuit parties and use condoms. But neither education nor counseling deters them from engaging in such reckless behavior.

The greater incidence of physical and mental health problems among homosexuals and lesbians has serious consequences for length of life. Males engaged in homosexual or bisexual lifestyles can cut up to 20 years off their lives. The study concluded that only 32 percent of 20-year-old homosexual or bisexual males would live to be 65 years old, compared to 78 percent for men in general. On average, cigarette smokers lose about 13.5 years of life expectancy.

The impact on length of life may be even greater than reported in the study. Suicide rates are higher among homosexual males than the general U.S. male population. Syphilis, anal cancer, and Hepatitis B and C also affect homosexual and bisexual men disproportionately.

For homosexual males, sex outside the primary relationship is ubiquitous even during the first year. Homosexual males reportedly have sex with someone other than their partner in 66 percent of relationships within the first year, rising to approximately 90 percent if the relationship endures over five years.

Studies reveal that long-term sexual fidelity is rare among homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual couples, particularly among homosexual males. In one study, only 15 percent of homosexual males and 17.3 percent of lesbians had relationships that lasted more than three years.


This 8:48 youtube video was taken from The Millstone Report web cast, a two-hour show that aired Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2 on the Resistance Radio Network.

For more clips from The Millstone Report web cast visit I.M. Kane 2012 on youtube.

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This 18:48 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The show aired Monday, March 10, 2014. TMR is broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am — noon on channel 2.

See the full two-hour show on the Ought to be Headlines web page, and the join the resistance. Make a difference before it’s too late.

 

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