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'We Need a Free Press But Do Not Have It': UK Climate Campaigners Defend Blockade of Murdoch's Destructive Media Empire

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/05/we-need-free-press-do-not-have-it-uk-climate-campaigners-defend-blockade-murdochs

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Not just Rupe Murdoch’s profoundly evil press empire, but the virtual entirety of the Conservative Infotainment Complex is an existential threat to life on Earth…and should be treated as such.

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What a difference a big “pond” makes, our police would have shot the protestors down from the framework they were suspended from, UK’s police brings in fork-lift with a bucket, to politely remove them.

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What about the so called liberal press as they are all in for status quo so don’t rock the boat.

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I took that to be @N81Der’s point, there is no “liberal Press”.

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Plain and simple rupert is a fascist. The first step toward fascism is oppression of information. And that’s precisely what his goal is, the control of information. If Congress applied a truth in news legislation it would go a long way towards putting rupert’s U.S. presence out of business. Not to mention the gop. At the moment there is no accountability.

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But the assinine comment from the “leader” is equal:

~https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/04/extinction-rebellion-block-roads-to-murdoch-paper-print-sites

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. (Pertaining to the headline.)

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Is that a recognized psychological disorder?
(If not, it should be.)

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“Liberal press,” hmm, just look at who owns the ‘liberal press’ these days and how it has become fewer and fewer owners over time, and it all goes back to wall street. So you are correct. Which is why this election is Biden vs drumpf, and not Bernie. Don’t rock the boat indeed!

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A little background on just who this fascist is and the extent of his empire of misinformation:

~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch

His support of the Koch Bros along with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should give one pause.

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Nah. He’s an ex Australian worth 16 billion and married to one of Mick Jagger’s cast offs.

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Why not throw in ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC. Just their slanted reporting on Assange’s attempts to expose people to reality tells you all you need to know about the ‘free’ press.

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We are all “pausing” Giovanna. Waiting with bated breath for the yet unwritten scene in this tragedy called “humanity”.

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Independent media is a life line:

Journalism’s New Propaganda Tool: Using “Confirmed” to Mean its Opposite

Outlets claiming to have “confirmed” Jeffrey Goldberg’s story about Trump’s troops comments are again abusing that vital term.

~https://theintercept.com/2020/09/05/journalisms-new-propaganda-tool-using-confirmed-to-mean-its-opposite/

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This needs to happen here too.

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Truth in news legislation would only be used to suppress alternative media as truth would be defined as CNN, NY Times, WaPo, etc. I’m afraid such legislation would put Common Dreams and the like out of business not Murdoch.

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Click on the video:

~https://genius.com/The-temptations-ball-of-confusion-thats-what-the-world-is-today-lyrics

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When/if progressives get more power part of the movement needs to be to take over FCC and get laws back in place that protect we the people from monopoly ownership and all those laws need to be excercised in other industries. Reagan stopped enforcing those laws then “supremes” made corporations people and money is free speech and more you got the more speech you have (power).

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In addition the world needs to block government buildings of countries which disparage truth and kill journalist either in gangland style or the corrupt use of power as the oosA and oooK are persecuting Julian Assange and making an example of him to cause fear and disruption of all truth tellers.
The criminal persecution of Julian Assange and the apartheid and slow genocide in Palestine coupled with commercial pollution of our water, air and land are the world’s biggest crimes at this time.

Without free and truthful press we might as well dig our graves now.

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I heard a Telegraph journalist today claiming that his paper’s coverage of environmental issues had improved enormously in the last decade, though admittedly there’s still a long way to go.
Even if there’s any truth to the first part of that, we don’t have another decade to waste waiting for these crooks to come clean. Best wishes and good luck to Extinction Rebellion!

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