Actors Are Too Scared To Play Rupert Murdoch

Actors Are Too Scared To Play Rupert Murdoch

There goes another Republican talking point. For those who believe that Hollywood is a liberal sanctuary, here’s proof that when it comes right down to it, even the Hollywood elite isn’t going to offend the hand that feeds them, even if that hand belongs to the true voice of conservatism, Rupert Murdoch.

Last year, a satirical play about the media mogul opened in Australia. It was by playwright…

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The prospect of Rupert Murdoch buying Time Warner presented real harms to the U.S. and global media landscape. It would have given him control of 40% of the cable market and 30% of the movie market. No one should hold that much influence but Murdoch, in particular, has demonstrated that he is far too irresponsible for that amount of power. Today’s decision was a victory for the thousands of people who signed our petition urging shareholders to oppose the sale as well as media consumers across the country.
—  Angelo Carusone, Media Matters’ Executive Vice President, on Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawal of his bid for Time Warner. 
It’s no secret that Rupert uses his media outlets for political reasons. And he is not neutral. And he, you know, his news outlets do things that are unconscionable. And it just cannot happen that he becomes that much of a dominant force in American media.
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Jane Fonda takes on the possibility of Rupert Murdoch taking over 40% of the cable market, as 21st Century Fox tries to buy out Time Warner.

Raise your voice: Tell shareholders not to sell Time Warner to Murdoch.

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“As you also know, in curling, as the stone slows, it will often deviate from its initial path. Why? Friction. Friction is the only force acting upon the rock. The question then becomes: why is there a greater friction on one side than the other? The conclusion that I have come to is that thus differential is determined by the spin of the rock. As the rock hurtles down the ice and rotates, the side spinning toward the curler travels at a lower rate of speed than the side travelling away from the curler. Accordingly, it experiences greater relative friction, thus causing it to deflect from its initial path. And as the rock slows even more, this effect is magnified. Hence the currrl.”

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