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Rupert Murdoch

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Fox News mistakenly sources satirical blog; my love for Fox grows stronger

    Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    The ten most obnoxious TV personalities ever

    These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Video: Fox 31's Eli Stokols drops F-bombs on Occupy Denver protesters

    Update below: When Occupy Denver members mark the group's six-month anniversary next week, they'll focus on accomplishments. One example: Protesters recently interrupted and shut down a live Fox 31 broadcast with complaints of subpar previous coverage. From there, as you'll see in the video below, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Rachel Maddow applauds Denver's Newmont Mining, Monday's stock market champ (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Why did proud progressive Rachel Maddow pay a slow-clap tribute to, of all companies, Denver-based Newmont Mining on her MSNBC show last night? Because, in a day of epic losses on Wall Street following Standard & Poor's U.S. credit downgrade, Newmont stood out as the rare non-los ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Reader: Peter Boyles proves you can be conservative and intellectually honest...or an idiot

    ​What radio station are you listening to right now? If you have the radio on at all, odds are good that it's tuned to 630 AM, where Peter Boyles is not just beating the competition, but crushing it. But last week's report on KHOW's great early-morning numbers didn't surprise some readers.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Stephen Colbert reports: Rupert Murdoch angry enough to buy Colorado (VIDEO)

    Video below.​What's the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's media empire got to do with Colorado? Plenty, according to none other than Stephen Colbert, whose report last night about the "five-time Illuminati Dark Lord of the Month" contained not one but two references to our fair state -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Marijuana critic William Breathes's sublime & ridiculous global media blitz (AUDIO, VIDEO)

    Mr. Breathes.​If medical marijuana reviewer William Breathes looks tired lately, it's not because he's been critiquing too much weed. Since being featured on Rupert Murdoch's iPad-friendly The Daily and National Public Radio, he's been absolutely inundated with interview requests, many from in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Medical marijuana critic William Breathes fires up for Rupert Murdoch's The Daily (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Westword medical marijuana critic William Breathes has gotten blurry-face time on loads of media outlets, from CNN to The Daily Show. But the latest profile can be found in an unusual place: The Daily, an iPad-specific venture launched by Fox-y titan Rupert Murdoch. In the video, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    The Daily: Five ways it could fail

    ​Rupert Murdoch's News Corp unveiled The Future of Journalism this morning in an elaborate, hour long event at the Guggenheim in New York. The product: The first tablet-native newspaper, a 14 cents per day, iPad-only publication called The Daily. There was some amount of fervor surrounding it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Rupert Murdoch craps on journalism again: The Sun admits to making up front-page story

    ​It's almost an affront to the word "news" that the Rupert Murdoch-owned umbrella conglomerate that oversees media outlets like Fox News and the UK's The Sun is generically called News Corporation, since that term generally implies facts. Facts, however, have never been the specialty of either ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Five fearless tech predictions for 2010

    Nostradamus predicted Twitter, but he never thought Facebook would be as big as it is.​The end of the year -- and the decade -- is just around the corner. So it seemed like a good time to pull out the old crystal ball and look ahead to the year and decade to come. Predicting technology is a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Kotaku's Child's Play Fundraiser lets gamers rock out for a cause -- and goodies

    DJ Hero​Denverite Brian Crecente is sort of the Rupert Murdoch of video games. As the editor-in-chief of the influential video game blog Kotaku, Crecente, a former Rocky Mountain News scribe, was recently named of the twenty most influential people in the video-game industry by GamePro magazin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Forbes dubs Phil Anschutz a "stealth media mogul"

    Phil Anschutz. In recent days, Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz has been in the news due to his aborted promotion of a fifty-date Michael Jackson tour -- a reversal that could cost a fortune (although, frankly, Anchutz can afford to take the loss). But Forbes is taking notice of the moneybags for h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Paging through Phil Anschutz's latest purchase, The Weekly Standard

    The June 22 edition of the Weekly Standard. Phil Anschutz's slice of the Broomfield Event Center hardly represents his only recent investment. Last week, word surfaced that the Denver gazillionaire was negotiating to purchase The Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch, who may have decided that the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Is Phil Anschutz more conservative than Rupert Murdoch?

    Phil Anschutz. When the Rocky Mountain News was put up for sale last December, speculation immediately turned to potential buyers -- and the first name on everyone's lips was Phil Anschutz. After all, the publicity shy gazillionaire is Denver-based and had already demonstrated an interest in newspa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News' John Temple deems KOA's alleged Scripps scoop "BS"

    When he arrived at his office yesterday, Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple was greeted by an e-mail letting him know about a report from KOA radio claiming that executives from E.W. Scripps, the paper's owner, which put it up for sale last month, would be arriving in the nex ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    August 12, 2008

    John Andrews' Attack on Rima Sinclair

    Rima Sinclair. Presumably, websites operated under the auspices of daily newspapers subscribe to the same ideals as the printed product. Yet it's hard to imagine that "Jews Slant Media, Candidate Claims," a piece by ex-Colorado Senate president John Andrews published August 10 on the Denver Post's ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    News Corp Dumps Local Fox Affiliates

    Two local Fox affiliates recently dumped by Rupert Murdoch are now enjoying their greatest success to date.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    You're Getting Warmer

    The Kyoto Accord began the race to halt global warming. On its 10th anniversary, why are we barely past the starting gate? I remember so well the final morning hours of the Kyoto conference. The negotiations had gone on long past their scheduled evening close, and the convention-center management w ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    The Simpsons Movie

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans: It doesn’t suck.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    The Weekly World News is Dead! Sort of!

    There have been plenty of ugly developments in the newspaper industry of late: buyouts, layoffs, Rupert Murdoch's likely purchase of the Wall Street Journal, and so on. But few have been as flat-out tragic as word that the Weekly World News, a tabloid that made news by making up the news, will soon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Rupert Murdoch's Foxy Move

    On June 13, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns Fox, announced its intention to sell nine of its owned-and-operated television stations, including KDVR/Channel 31 in Denver. A June 14 Denver Post piece on this development correctly points out that such moves are not exactly rare these days; the ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Mountain West Conference Lineup

    This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    More Messages: Calling All Creeps

    The cancellation of a book and companion TV event that was to feature O.J. Simpson talking about how he would have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend of hers, Ron Goldman, had he actually done the deed (wink, wink), has been a bigger bummer for the folks at the Fox network than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2006

    More Messages: Doubling Up

    This week, Gannett announced that it had won FCC approval for its purchase of KTVD-TV/Channel 20; since the company also owns KUSA-TV/Channel 9, the deal creates a television tag team known as a duopoly. The news hardly came as a surprise, given that a memo about the formal transfer of Channel 20's ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Cruella de Vogue

    The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor.

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    By Hart

    Gary Hart on blogging, the media and his life's third act.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    American I-Dull

    Since anointing Kelly Clarkson, the star machine's been running on empty.

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Off Limits

    Blinding justice

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    October 16, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 16, 2003

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    June 5, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 5, 2003

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    January 23, 2003

    Green-Light Specials

    If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Head to Head

    Fox Sports Net wants to beat local TV stations at their own game.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Leftoverture

    Alternative rockers are getting behind Alternative Radio.

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Pull the Strings!

    A weird concept makes Being John Malkovich a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Calendar

    November 4, 1999

    High Wire Acts

    Stephen Keating reads from Cutthroat: High Stakes and Killer Moves on the Electronic Frontier

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    July 1, 1999
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    October 22, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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    June 5, 1997
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    May 29, 1997
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    January 30, 1997
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