Originally Posted by bigmike
Murdoch basically owns the media and controls the news. Great, now he's directly connected to Jobs. Hopefully Steve isn't gonna get sucked deeper into the control thing.
Really? How much of "the media" does he own and how much of "the news" does he control?
Granting that he's the Chairman and a major stockholder in publicly traded Newscorp (not "the" owner), and just considering the US, does one broadcast net of the big four provide "control" of the media? How about one cable news and one business news outlet (and is it through nefarious means that the one news net gets higher ratings than the others)?
Is his smattering of mostly second tier newspapers (other than the Wall St. Journal) controlling the New York Times/LA Times/Boston Globe, USA Today, Washington Post, the Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and other big city papers, Time, Newsweek, the AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, etc., etc., etc.?? Any of the major politically-oriented blogs? The list of what's neither controlled nor owned goes on (and on) (and on). And the fact that over 90% of journalists vote for Democrats totally belies a Fox-controlled "press."
Also, not much is published about Steve Jobs' politics, but there's a general impression that Steve is hardly a Tea Partier or a conservative Republican, and since he's more into CREATING Reality Distortion Fields (for marketing purposes, not political ones) than being sucked into same, I really doubt Apple's media efforts have now fallen into right-wing clutches.
Finally, I'm never going to turn a thread about Apple's products, technology or strategies into a political thread on my own, but I"m also no longer going to sit on my thumbs when intolerant idjits from the "peace, love and tolerance" crowd jump into one and start promulgating either bizarre cabal theories (as here) or call for outright censorship of points of view other than their own.