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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily 249

RedEaredSlider writes "The Daily, the digital publication designed specifically for Apple's iPad, is now available on the App Store. The publication's launch came during a press event at New York's Guggenheim Museum. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple Vice President of Internet Services Eddy Cue were joined by The Daily's Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo. The Daily, which copies the look and feel of a newspaper or magazine, is aimed at embracing the multimedia capabilities of Apple's iPad. Rupert Murdoch said that The Daily offers 'unthinkable innovations' to the world of publishing."
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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

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  • by dkleinsc ( 563838 ) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @04:34PM (#35083454) Homepage

    the greatest evil in our world today

    I agree that News Corp is evil, but it's hard to call them the "greatest evil in our world today".

    Yes, when governments imprison people without trial, torture people, shoot unarmed citizens, encourage companies to fire people for their political views, build a massive surveillance state, etc etc, News Corp is there to cheer them on, hire on their political leaders, and propagandize the population into going along with these measures. But they aren't the ones actually doing it. They are part of the machine, but they aren't the machine, and they definitely aren't the ones controlling the machine.

  • by spun ( 1352 ) <> on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @07:54PM (#35085688) Journal

    What makes you think Slashdot is center-left? It's not far right, I'll give you that, but based on the moderation of comments that I have observed, Slashdot's readership approximates a bell curve centered over, well, political centrism. If anything I would say that Slashdot's readership is generally fiscally conservative, socially liberal, with a much larger percentage of far right wing "libertarians" than you would see in most places.

    Just because people here are not falling all over themselves praising your favored ideology does not mean they are leftists. Maybe you are more right wing than the average?

  • by osgeek ( 239988 ) on Wednesday February 02, 2011 @10:25PM (#35086826) Homepage Journal

    That's an ad hominem. If you read the links you posted, you'll see that their studies are cited by liberal and conservative organizations with several media outlets acknowledging their nonpartisanship.

    Their biggest critic seems to be FAIR, and if you go to FAIR's wikipedia page, you'll see where they're criticized for their own liberal bias.

    Look, I don't want to defend Fox too ardently. I'm not exactly a fan of their commentators - but when I see polemic like you posted, I feel a need to point it out. The truth is that Fox is the other side of a coin that has more than adequate representation in the rest of the media. If you dismiss Fox without dismissing MSNBC then you're a hypocrite.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.