“Rupert Murdoch’s websites accidentally ran an advertisement that describes his newspapers as “crap”.”
“The ad appeared on Thursday on the mobile phone websites of the Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and news.com.au.”
“It was displayed prominently in nearly every top story during lunch-time – the peak period for online browsing – before being removed late in the afternoon.”
“The ad accuses the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph of “using their front pages to run a political campaign”. “An actor then tells viewers: “[The papers’] owner, US billionaire Rupert Murdoch, has an agenda to get rid of our current PM – fair enough, we all have an opinion. But political bias presented as news is misleading crap.” “At this point, he uses a copy of the Courier Mail to scrape up a pile of dog faeces.”
“News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday. The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear. Murdoch married the former Wendi Deng in 1999.”
Murdoch Block is a Chrome extension that warns you when you’re about to visit a news site controlled by the Murdoch empire and gives you the chance to turn away before the phone-hacking, ethics-lacking propaganda meets your eyes; and Murdoch Alert puts a helpful warning bar at the bottom of your browser whenever you land on a Murdoch-controlled news page.