FoxNews.com has got its knickers in a twist about the birthplace of some pop band called the Beatles. As illustrated below, the US news outfit is quite certain in a news article curiously carrying a Wall Street Journal byline that the Fab Four are from Manchester and not Liverpool. Fox says Beatles are from Manchester …
Of course if they were really Mancs they'd be more likely to be smackheads than mopheads.
@AC RE:Murdoch hates Liverpool
Although I am pretty sure Murdoch is not enamoured of Liverpool, the reason you can't buy the Sun on Merseyside is because Scouse newsagents refuse to stock it, not that News Corp refuse to provide it.
It all goes back to the Hillsborough tragedy where theer were some [wildly speculative and very unconfirmed at the time and later shown to be untrue] allegations that some of the Liverpool supporters were stealing from casualties, pissing on paramedics and assaulting police who were trying to help teh injured. Most news outlets either ignored these allegations or made it clear they were unconfirmed and only allegations. MacKenzie's Sun however printed them as fact under the front page headline "THE TRUTH".
Murdoch would love to sell The Sun in Liverpool, after Hillsborough circulation in Liverpool dropped some quarter of a million units a day which is rather a lot of profit that would otherwise have been made. Given he allegedly ordered MacKenzie to apologise (alleged by said MacKenzie) I doubt Murdoch would be that stupid as to alienate any more scousers.
just a minor correction...
"the reason you can't buy the Sun on Merseyside is because Scouse newsagents refuse to stock it, not that News Corp refuse to provide it."
its more that people stopped buying it and boycotted the newsagents that carried on selling it..
a mate of mine when his dog had pups would not even put the sun* on the floor for the dog to piss on...
the editor, Kelvin Mackenzie admitted the story was a “fundamental mistake” before a Commons committee in 1993. But at a private lunch in 2006, he suggested he had only apologised because Rupert Murdoch forced him to and was quoted as saying: “All I did wrong was tell the truth … I was not sorry then and I’m not sorry now.”
I could go on all day about it, but i think i made my point...
*known as the scum in Liverpool.
"its more that people stopped buying it and boycotted the newsagents that carried on selling it.."
While continuing to buy other products from the dirty digger.
"New Zealand-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch."
New Zealand? Isn't that in Tennessee?
Not so curiously
" in a news article curiously carrying a Wall Street Journal byline"
News Corp owns both Fox News and the Wall Street Journal.
This is just another piece of evidence for the decline of the Journal since Murdoch bought it.
So the Dixie Chicks....
What part of Maine do they come from then?
Is the Grand Canyon all in Los Angeles then?
Seriously if we 'youropeeens' can take the trouble to find out where Bismarck is, surely y'all can make some kind of effort eh? It's North Dakota dudes.
Who the fuck are the Dixie Chicks?
There is nothing funny about Fox News. The people that belive in Fox grows every day and it scars me.
Being as much of a pedant as you guys, I enjoyed the 'New Zealand born Rupert Murdoch' note. Close but not quite, he was born in the less famed island off the West Coast of New Zealand, not called New New Zealand but for strange reasons of history and non-English languages, is called Australia. Not that it makes much difference as he is now a Yank!
That particular five letter word does not mean "in the manner of something made of iron" you know.
I think you have just become persona non grata in Kiwiland. :P
The page is now updated to say "What's up Apple's sleeve? Apparently, England's favorite mopheads. "
In a diner one day I was asked
where I was from and said England. Really what language do they speak there?
Were you complimented on how well you spoke American?
Many a true word......
I remember showing an elderly American couple which ticket they required and how to use the ticket machine at Museum subway station in Prague.
Once we'd finished and they had their tickets and directions, the bloke complimented me on my command of English. I replied that, while it was sometimes hard, those of us from England did our very best to pick it up.
The ensuing silence was broken only by the sound of that one screaming through the stratosphere above him.........