that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in an email to 21st Century
Fox employees published on Thursday.
“I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is
essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists,”
Murdoch’s email read. He implored Democrats and Republicans to take a
firm stand against hate groups, even as President Donald Trump wavered in his denunciations of white nationalists and neo-Nazis over the past week.
Murdoch is the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, the parent
company of the Fox News channel. The company was founded by his father
Rupert Murdoch, a close confidant to Trump.
Trump is also a frequent guest on Fox News programs, and the network
regularly promotes narratives that are seen as favorable to the
James Murdoch did not name Trump specifically in his email to employees.
Observers noted the omission, which happened at a time when lawmakers, business leaders, and tech moguls have roundly condemned the president’s equivocations about white nationalists and Confederate monuments — a matter Trump sought to relitigate during a heated press conference on Tuesday.
Murdoch said he was writing the email in a personal capacity to
“remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal
obligation.” He announced that he would pledge $1 million to the
Anti-Defamation League in protest of the deadly Charlottesville rally.
“We hardly ever talk about our charitable giving,” Murdoch said to
employees, “but in this case I wanted to tell you and encourage you to
be generous too.”
Read Murdoch’s full email below:
Subject: Personal note from James Murdoch re: ADL
I’m writing to you in a personal capacity, as a concerned citizen
and a father. It has not been my habit to widely offer running
commentary on current affairs, nor to presume to weigh in on the events
of a given day save those that might be of particular or specific
concern to 21CF and my colleagues. But what we watched this last week in
Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United
States concern all of us as Americans and free people.
These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is
an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of
our way of life and our ideals. The presence of hate in our society was
appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets
of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated
by a racist mob. I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up
to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or
terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this,
and it compromises nothing for them to do so.
Diverse storytellers, and stories, can make a difference, and that
diversity, around the world, is a crucial strength and an animating
force in my business. Often times not everyone agrees with the stories
and positions that emerge from this, and that can be difficult.
Certainly no company can be perfect. But I’m proud of the powerful art
that can emerge, and I’m grateful to all of my colleagues who make this
happen. From the potent and compelling narrative of “12 Years a Slave”,
to the streets of Pakistan and the bravery of an extraordinary young
woman that we saw in “He Named Me Malala”, to name just a few, we’ve
never been afraid to help storytellers and artists say important things –
hard things, too.
To further demonstrate our commitment, Kathryn and I are donating 1
million dollars to the Anti-Defamation League, and I encourage you to
give what you think is right as well. We hardly ever talk about our
charitable giving, but in this case I wanted to tell you and encourage
you to be generous too. Many of you are supporters of the
Anti-Defamation League already – now is a great time to give more. The
ADL is an extraordinary force for vigilance and strength in the face of
bigotry – you can learn more here: https://www.adl.org. My very best to you and with all my gratitude,
L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!