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Restrict Rupert Murdoch's control on US Media

    1. Kerry Berger
    2. Petition by

      Kerry Berger

      Fayetteville, AR

A scandal in the UK has forced Rupert Murdoch to disband one of the raunchy tabloids called the News of the World. It has been revealed that Murdoch's influence has gone beyond accepting unethical and illegal hacking of families of killed soldiers to influencing top levels of the UK Government including past and present Prime Ministers.

Murdoch's empire owns the Fox News Network as well as the Wall Street Journal. Murdoch, who was Australian, naturalized as a US citizen in order to spread his influence and control over the US Media.

If his organization steeps to low levels of journalistic standards as he has done in Australia and England, what prevents him from influencing our domestic politics and economics when he also has editorial control of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal?

I ask that the U.S. House of Representatives addresses the issue of Rupert Murdoch's media consolidation in the US amid a scandal over his now closed News of the World tabloid in the UK and limit his personal influence in the political and economic affairs of our country by requiring him to do the following:

1) Order him to fiully divest himself of his ownership of FOX News (or Fox Noise as critics may call it) and the Wall Street Journal.

2) Restrict non - US born citizens access to anything more than a minority shareholder status in the US media sector.

and/or,

(3) Require said owners or holders of foreign media enterprises to establish fully independent, US based holding companies for any media sector holdings in this nation.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Please Get the Word Out

      Kerry Berger
      Petition Organizer

      As this Murdoch scandal has grown the latest news from the UK is that Murdoch has bowed out of the satellite media deal. Please recommend this petition to your friends so we can build momentum for action. Thank you very much. Kerry Berger

    3. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Kerry Berger FAYETTEVILLE, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      Once again, please take the time to talk to your friends and sign the petition. We have 8 more signatures to meet the goal. I intend to close this petition on Saturday August 6th. thank you.

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    • Kerry Berger FAYETTEVILLE, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      Folks, we are only 10 more signers short of my goal of 100. Please put the word out again to see if you could encourage a few more people, especially here in the States, to sign on. I'm itching to submit this to our local US Congressional Reps Offices in the next 5 working days. Thank you very much.

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    • Elfmagic Taylor GAWLER, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      We are all One.

      When one is harmed, all are harmed.

      When one is helped, all are helped.

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      We can and MUST investigate Rupert Murdoch and his sleazy lying publications that try to interfere in our electoral processes and our economy; under the 1977 CORRUPT FOREIGN PRACTICES ACT.

      An Act that he is NO DOUBT many times in violation of!

      Good reason for Congressional Investigation to take place.

      {Can Murdoch be DEPORTED? His citizenship, obtained illegally under FALSE PRETENSES, IN ORDER TO MORE EASILY BREAK OUR LAWS, can it be REVOKED?}

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    • Gerald Martin MAPLE RIDGE, BC, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Enough!!!!! I pray that honest and moral people will investigate this 'man' and impose whatever is required of him to release his personal stranglehold on truth. This is the very least that the public deserves.

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