I feel fineIt's the end of the world as we know it. Kudos to Google News, the Melbourne Herald Sun, and R.E.M.
NEWS Corporation will gain 12 million American viewers and the ability to broadcast to five continents after winning approval to take over US satellite service DirecTV.From this really specatacular freedom deathknell
Both the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice gave the green light to a plan, under which News Corp will gain control of the satellite television provider. The FCC voted 3-2 to approve the deal, but imposed conditions aimed at ensuring News Corp does not bully cable and satellite rivals who also want to offer their customers its network and cable programming.(emphasis mine) As if BushCo FCC or DoJ would get in the way of a plan for Fox News global domination? And did you see the concession? President GW Bush: Now Rupee, repeet after me. "I, state your name," Rupert Murdoch: I, Most Powerful Bastard You'll Ever Meet, Rupert Fuckin-A Murdoch President Bush: do promise Responsible Media: do promise P Bush: not to bully Lying, Perjuring Pimp: not to bully The President, now bent over laughing: the people you savage on your networks every day Rupert, growing horns: the people whose lives I destroy on my networks every day/ You know what it must be? It must be that I just don't remember the media fawning over Reagan very well, did they do the same sort of cheerleading for him that our Cheerleader-in-Chief gets from Murdoch/Ailes?