Alan Kohler to split his time between News Ltd and the ABC?
I don’t want to point fingers, and he does a good job of keeping independent. But will it be possible once he is part of the News Ltd machine?
This reminds me a lot of when Techcrunch, Engaget etc were bought by AOL.
Now they suck.
(via Eureka moment imminent for News Limited | The Australian)
Whilst it’s clearly only the tip of the iceberg. It looks as if the phone hacking scandal has cost the Murdoch empire a bit more than chump change.
$167 million so far in fact according to PaidContent.
My friends (and perhaps my enemies) know that I have never had any love for News Ltd, in fact I often vowed never to work for the “evil empire”.
The post budget front page of the Australian this week only went to prove that in News Ltd, this shit runs deep, into almost every facet of the business.
I’m not saying they aren’t good people who work there, I am saying the corporation is severely corrupted.. well ethically at least. I’m sure the storm troopers in Star Wars were nice on their day off.
So its good to see that after my ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE having to look at the seemingly impenetrable march of the evil empire, that its now losing money and influence hand over fist because of unconscionable indiscretions.
Karma’s a bitch, but it seems to work, eventually.
Great story on the Vine analysing why Newsltd papers take the cake when it comes to uhhh..”objective” reporting.
News Limited and FOXTEL have spent considerable resources fighting piracy in Australia. It is ironic and deeply frustrating that we should be drawn into a story concerning the facilitation of piracy.
News Limited spin doctors refuting claims of pay TV piracy as part of a fairly..uhh..interesting statement
Although they do say: ”The more elaborate the story the bigger the lie”