Rupert Murdoch’s Hate Sites

March 20th, 2008at 08:07pm Posted by Eli

Hey, remember when Bill O’Reilly called Daily Kos a hate site, and said it was the KKK(!)? Like, repeatedly? Well, um, about that…

[Rupert] Murdoch owns FOX, for whom O’Reilly works. Murdoch also owns MySpace.com. Therein lies the problem. An astute observer pointed us to some of the users of Mr. Murdoch’s site. There are numerous users of MySpace.com in states that sponsor terrorism, like Iran, Syria and Sudan. That alone should warrant intervention from O’Reilly using his own standards for doing business with terrorist nations. But, that’s not the biggest problem. It’s the Web sites honoring terrorist organizations that give us pause:

There is the self-described “Offical Hezbollah MySpace” page.

There’s a page for Hamas

There’s also a Death to Israel” site.

There are many other similar sites on MySpace, like this one that honors Ayatollah Khomeini and contains a number of other troubling-looking videos….

O’Reilly has a very strict standard for accountability from others, even when they’re not really responsible for the hate that may appear on their Web sites. Let’s see if Bill O’Reilly and FOX News hold Murdoch’s MySpace to that same standard of accountability.

Too much of a reach? Okay, how about some filth from Fox News itself:

The Factor has turned their attention away from attacking Daily Kos over and over again so that Bill O’Reilly could embark on a sick crusade against the Huffington Post over anonymous comments posted on Arianna’s blog. BillO had his team of producers harassing her at the Take Back America conference yesterday before she went on a panel. You know, coming after her, yelling, “why do you allow these to appear on the HuffPo?” Well, with billions of dollars at NewsCorp’s disposal, what’s Ruppert Murdoch’s excuse for these kind of posts to find their home on FOX, Bill? From this post:

Comment by THayne843

March 19th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Wow! Jan L. nailed it right on the head! Reparations? I’m waiting for my thank you! You blacks would be naked and eating bugs if it weren’t for white people. Name ONE successful society started by blacks. Any sign of civilization in Africa was started by Europeans. Any city in America with predominately black leaders is a cesspool. Look at New Orleans, Philadelphia, D.C., Detroit´┐Ż

Comment by David Tucker
March 19th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I am sooo tired of hearing how the black man has been mistreated since he was shipped over here to help build America! All I hear is them groveling over being victims. They are the ones making themselves the victims with their attitude that whites owe them something for bringing their ancestors to the best country that has ever existed. All my life I have only witnessed the blacks with their hands out to the government expecting it to give them everything they want and shouting racist if they don’t get it! No wonder most whites have the opinion that blacks are worthless, lazy sloths who know only how to make more babies and steal everything not nailed down. Barak Lenin Obama, the big eared Muslim, is only fostering this “wo is me” attitude with his obvious prejudices. I, for one, like my white race over that of any other, so does that make me a racist? I don’t thing so. The black man will not break free from his self-imposed shackles until he picks himself up, dusts himself off and begins to provide for himself just like every other race has done who came to this country. Before the blacks can do this, however, they have to rid themselves of the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Farakan, and the good reverend Wright.

Pretty insane comments. H/t to Mike who alerted me to this and as he pointed out from FOX’s rules:

please note that all comments are moderated and therefore may not appear immediately after submission.

So these were deemed acceptable? Most liberal bloggers with open comments try their best to weed out horrible anonymous comments, but we miss some. If we had millions of dollars at our fingertips to hire a huge staff to make sure outrageous stuff never appeared then they probably wouldn’t. Now that FOX News is sanctioning them, I guess the media will consider it a non-issue. What say you, BillO?

Jebus. That sure looks like “hate site” material to me. But the Fox mods don’t seem to mind. Worth noting the “may not appear immediately after submission,” which suggests that their mods have to actually release comments before they appear. So did someone at Fox News actually read those two comments above and said, “Okay, yeah, this totally meets Fox News’ exacting standards of discourse”? Or is it more of a filtered deal, where only comments containing certain key words go to the moderation queue?

Even so, shouldn’t someone have read those comments at some point? Anyone have any stories of liberal comments being instantly pulled by Fox mods? If they’re hypervigilant against liberals and laissez-faire towards racists, that makes the “hate site” case against Fox a slam-dunk.

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