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  1. Indeed. Murdoch is a vile homophobe who uses his power to, not only spread hate, but also misinformation about anything he doesn’t like (and that’s a lot of dislikes).
    It looks as if he’s going to get his hands on our media too.
    I keep asking my friends to junk Sky as they are putting money into his vast bank account.

    1. Jock S. Trap 19 May 2011, 4:54pm

      Actually Sky News are usually more likely to report Gay news than the like of the BBC, ITV and C4.
      And lets not forget that Murdoch supported Labour from 1997 til 2007 so guess he was good enough then.
      More than that I have been with other TV/Internet providers, BT, Virgin (then NTL), TalkTalk and they are total crap.
      They really don’t compare.
      Sky is the only one that provides an excellent service and I’d be blowed if I’m gonna change to a crap provider just to satisfy those of you each time Murdoch changes his mind about who he supports.
      It’s crazy.

      1. Ashlee Kelly 19 May 2011, 6:14pm

        Sky News certainly has the freedom that Fox News doesn’t have, in that they appear to have no obvious political affiliation. The commentors on the Sky News website rarely take in the stories they are reading, however, and would be more at home on the Daily Express and Daily Mail sites. It’s a bit odd.

      2. Jock that really sad I would never have anything murdoch in my house.

        1. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 8:33am

          Well thats you choice but I suspect Murdoch suited you when he supported Blair and I’m beggered if I’m going to chance everything according to how they vote.
          Esp when there IS no alternative.

          1. Actually I’m not tribalist I didn’t vote for Blair or Brown. Murdoch owned the sun which printed some pretty nasty things about HIV and AIDS I’m sure I don’t have to remind you about the gay plague stories. He is a nasty piece of work and I have no respect for anyone who has any dealing with him. I’m even getting rid of my iphone since jobs went into partnership with him

          2. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 10:16am

            Ok well ok then.
            Mind you if you can find a company that gives better broadband/phone/tv i’d be interested but I doubt you will as I have tried and as far as I’m concerned if it ain’t broke…
            As long as Sky keep producing their excellent service I will stay with them

          3. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 10:17am

            I noticed you say getting rid..
            So you haven’t yet then.
            So I smell a bit of a hypocrite, James?

          4. Found out about Jobs and Murdoch in Feb had to save up to buy a contract free handset either an HTC or and LG so there!
            I couldn’t watch Sky knowing that I’m funding a anti gay organisation regardless of the great deals on broadband seriously thank god you weren’t in stonewall

    2. It doesn’t matter what you call him. He is in power. He, along with GE, and Disney control much of the media… so banter all you like, you are not going anywhere… unless we start to wake up to the lies that are being shoved down our throats, one being that the mainstream media or corporate media is actually doing real journalism. It isn’t. He knows that kool-aid drinkers are going to call him a homophobe, the elitist doesn’t care. He gets bailout money and some of the UK license fee, it doesn’t matter to him what you call him… stick and stones might break his… you know the rest. Wake up and stop downloading Lady gaga on itunes or punching away on your android or trying to find a hook up on grindr and start doing your homework.

      1. “Wake up and stop downloading Lady gaga on itunes or punching away on your android or trying to find a hook up on grindr and start doing your homework.”

        Try not to impress those weak stereotypes on all of us, its insulting and somewhat revealing about your own self perceptions.

        1. Will it true I can’t believe I agreed with Pepa Oh the shame

          1. No shame James, some of his comments are okay, but then he goes off into a dark place where he stereotypes all gay people as idiots and goes on about gay mafia conspiracies.

          2. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 10:19am

            Thats what happens when you smoke the funny stuff though, people get paranoid.

          3. Yes, that’s what I don’t get about pepa. He makes some good points, albeit ones that I don’t always agree with; he can enter into reasonable discussions sometimes – and then, he suddenly goes into mad mode and says bizarre things.

          4. fair enough

            Just complain about anti gay attitudes when you’re supporting the person who’s media outlets are the most hateful in the world. You come across as a selfish lazy hypocrite

        2. “Wake up”, pepa? Yes, of course, you’re the only politically aware person in the whole world and we’re so grateful that you deign to visit us with your pronouncements as we wallow in our leftie ignorance. How inferior we all feel – NOT.
          Do stop saying such daft things.

      2. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 8:37am

        Your a sandwich short of a picnic ain’t ya?

    3. Too right Ian anyone who is LGBT and has sky should be ashamed

      1. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 8:36am

        Well thats one think I ain’t and never will be.

      2. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 10:20am

        I’d rather keep what I’ve got than battle companies for the service I’m supposed to be paying for.

      3. I dont get that Jock. i’d rather watch paint dry than have any murdoch crap in my gaff

        1. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 11:01am

          I’ve had to battle with companies to get the service they are supposed to provide.
          It’s been like a constant war to get just the basics.
          NTL or Virgin were horrendous and the customer service was a joke.
          My mums had TalkTalk and endless problems, I then found numerous other had too.
          Then there was BT.
          Well they were so stressful, 8 months and a stroke later I sent to Sky, who I’ve had since and absolutely no problems.
          Had then for for TV for many years but Broadband and phone just over 4 years.
          In fact they call me more to make sure things are ok than I ever call them for anything.
          I don’t think I have ever complained about their service.
          I would change them for anything and hope they continue with there great service.

          1. Well maybe you have to find other ways to entertain youself. I like buying box sets rather than wait 6 moths for a conclusion. Sky are nice now as they need customers. Remember football used to be free Sky bought the rights and charged us and look how rubbish football is now. Money hungry mercanaries and the trash that follow them. Murdoch is the devil

          2. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 12:24pm

            But I’ve had sky TV for many years James!
            They’ve Always been good and as for football, really could give a hoot about footie so wouldn’t know about that.
            They are one of the few companies that actually know what customer service is and has done for years.

          3. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 12:25pm

            Oops mean’t couldn’t give a hoot..

          4. Not good enough Jock

            I won’t eat anything nestle because of the baby milk campaign.

            I won’t drink Heineken because they sponsored the Word and complained that there are too many black people in it.

            I wont use shell petrol because the complicity in the murder of Ken Saro-wiwa.

            Convenience will not be a deciding factor for me

          5. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 2:31pm

            Not good enough? Erm Who cares?
            To be honest don’t give a XXXX what you think.
            If you want cut of your nose to spite your face thats your problem.
            I’ll stick with the decision I am most happy with and thats SKY.
            They may not be the cheapest but bychingo they’re the best… oh thing that be for another company?
            Anyway they are an excellent company.
            I will keep them.

          6. fair enough

            Just complain about anti gay attitudes when you’re supporting the person who’s media outlets are the most hateful in the world. You come across as a selfish lazy hypocrite

          7. If you want cut of your nose to spite your face thats your problem.

            Nah I’d rather sleep at night. I know for a fact Murdoch press is responsible for anti gay attitudes

          8. Jock S. Trap 20 May 2011, 3:58pm

            Oh well, there ya go.

          9. Sorry Jock that was a bit harsh I’ll go and have some hob nobs

  2. Jock S. Trap 19 May 2011, 4:50pm

    It’s fair enough really.
    The LGBT community can mean big bucks so can advertisers really afford to ignore homophobia and homphobic news channels.
    I really hope Orbitz International consider this and act.

  3. I don’t watch Fox News, but I’ve seen a fair number of clips online and on the Daily Show, and I’m not sure I’d call the channel homophobic, exactly. Ultra-partisan and home to certain personalities who are known to be homophobic, yes. But is there really that much overt homophobia on it? I mean, beyond the usual incidental stuff, which to be honest you can also get from supposedly liberal news sources, too.

  4. The Secret Service has weighed in on Fox in a tweet that was quickly deleted but not before someone got a screen shot of it –


  5. Sam Maloney 19 May 2011, 8:13pm

    My fear is that the boycott will fizzle, leaving the organizers looking ineffective and further marginalizing LGBT voices. I think we’d be better off monitoring and engaging them at every opportunity: their audience more than any other is the one we need to convince.

    In the US, we are going to need some allies on the right if we ever hope to achieve equality. We have to find a way of separating the ‘God Squad’ conservatives like Huckabee [he’s actually an AOG ordained minister] from the small government crowd [O’Reilly] that might be convinced to support equality based on Libertian principles.

    The fact that they fired Beck is a good sign– proves that there is a depth to which even they won’t sink.

    Lastly, lets remember that FOX broadcast [also owned by Murdoch] is probably the most gay friendly outfit on free TV in the US…

    1. My fear is that the boycott will fizzle
      I would say more like dead on arrival… gay people are in reality apathetic and if they do get involved it is merely regurgitating political talking points.

      1. “gay people are in reality apathetic”

        Really? So all that hard work that went into lobbying and pushing for equal rights came from where? The Republicans?

        You have a dim view of gay people, one that’s very unhealthy and not based in reality. Maybe stop listening to your Republican pals and their propaganda, might be a good start to improving your own self worth?

        1. Well said, Will.

    2. Sam – Beck wasn’t fired so much as he was starting to lose viewers. If he was a money maker Fox would not have let him go. It’s about the money – always is and always will be. Fox doesn’t give a crap about Beck being anti-LGBT – they support that as long as it makes money.

  6. martyn notman 19 May 2011, 9:59pm

    Fox news in the States is Hysterical…I couldnt believe it wasnt a wind up when i was last over there…”lets stick some fat right wing nutjobs in a room and poke them with sticks till they say something offensive” style of journalism..

  7. This is all theater. If you want to attack hatred why not go after Ed Schultz who says that anybody that disagrees with him is a “psycho” and “murderer” he also accused a libertarian politician of raping his own mother then eating her alive, which was all false.. then he came out and said that he would do all he can to stop Kennedy’s seat from going to the republicans even rigging the election and even said that he had people that are willing to rig the votes in many polling stations… on and on… but we know that is all about George Soros’ Media Matters declared war on Fox News, they are just using us a pons and pygmies. Its all much of a dog’s dinner if you ask me.

  8. Happilyahandful 20 May 2011, 2:58pm

    Maybe I’ve misunderstood the article, but I read it to be that GLAAD were asking Orbitz not to use Fox Newtork due to Fox’s presenter & guests comments & opinions regarding LGBT.

    However Orbitz’s response was that they had a good relationship with LGBT consumers…

    “he company said it had a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Equality Index and has sponsored several gay-themed events.”

    Yes Orbitz may have, but Fox does not.

    “Mr Huckabee (of Fox network) has compared homosexuality to incest and paedophilia, while Mr O’Reilly (also of Fox Network) has commented that gay people should not be allowed near children.”

    Which is why GLAAD were asking Orbitz not to continue supporting a network who does not support their consumers?!

  9. jckfmsincty 25 May 2011, 11:31pm

    Fox News Channel is a misnomer. It’s a right wing, political organization and a propaganda machine in a country full of racists, homophobes and nitwits.

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