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Fox News on Newscorp scandal: hacking is a serious problem; also, get over it!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Bad^Hat, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

    So you guys are probably sick of hearing about this by now, but I had to chuck this up because of how utterly mind-boggling it is. Fox & Friends aired a segment where they bring in an "expert" on hacking to confirm that, yes, hacking is a serious problem that America should be deathly afraid of. They then compare the recent hackings at the Pentagon and Citibank (both of whom were the victims) to Newscorp and wonder aloud why the latter is getting so much attention. The entire piece seems to have been constructed to try and throw attention off of the whole thing by painting it as something frivolous that the media are just "piling onto" to sensationalize when there are much larger issues at hand.

    And then they segue into a story about Casey Anthony. Amazing.



    Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/national...credible-thing-fox-news-has-ever-done/242037/
  2. xcellerate

    xcellerate Tank

    I think the important thing to take away from this is that Newscorp was the company doing the hacking and the pentagon and citibank were the companies being hacked.

    The whole point of this segment was to spread false information to the part of the population that hasn't kept up with or doesn't understand this story. This segment will make sense to them, "yea, lots of companies get hacked, why does everybody care so much about THIS time? God they're dumb." So now when they see the story mentioned somewhere they'll (hopefully) tune it out because they already know the "story" and know it's no different than all the "other times!"
  3. Hectic Glenn

    Hectic Glenn Inexperienced Site Director Staff Member

    Unbelievable. They just wheel out a Murdoch buddy, this Bob Dilenschneider whose company website has a press release section detailing "How to Manage a PR Disaster, Q&A". His opinion being....pfft there are way more important things going on. Yeah this isn't important, Rebekah Brooks was arrested yesterday and the Met Police commissioner resigned. No chance it will be swept under the carpet.

    edit: Also why does the news reader jump on Bob's side almost instantaneously? News readers in this country ask questions but I've never heard them throw their own hat in the ring.
  4. unozero

    unozero Tank

    I really don't see how hacking in to a regular Joe's phone just because he or she was a 9/11 victim would make an actual news story.These News paper people are dumb and they deserve everything that's comin' to them
  5. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick Lead Content Creator Staff Member

    Exactly, if anything the presenter should remain impartial and simply deliver the different points of view of the guest they have on their show. This is clearly just News Corp officially shitting itself because it thinks this scandal will damage their reputation, which it has - so they're trying to divert any potential damage away from themselves to show a 'larger' problem, even if the problem isn't relevant.

    Murdoch, what a cock.
  6. sixteenth

    sixteenth Companion Cube

    Relevant:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/18/news-of-the-world-sean-hoare
  7. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

    that doesnt make a lot of sense to kill him. I mean the cat was already out of the bag. silencing him at this point doesnt make sense
  8. Mr Stabby

    Mr Stabby Tank

    Unless he had hard evidence
  9. Hectic Glenn

    Hectic Glenn Inexperienced Site Director Staff Member

  10. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

  11. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

    The whistle blower that started all this is dead from unknown reasons.



    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43797504/ns/world_news-europe/
  12. Zephos

    Zephos Companion Cube

    I'm not conspiracy theorist but that seems stupidly coincidental. And considering the police force were supposedly bribed in earlier years it's not to be taken lightly.
  13. No Limit

    No Limit Party Escort Bot

    I wonder if the police will do as good of a job in this case as they did with David Kelly.

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