The Guardian UK:
"Ex-PMs unite in Australia in bid to curb power of Murdoch empire. Former rivals to star in Leveson-style inquiry into mogul’s near-monopoly of the country’s media.
In high public office, both men lived and died at the word of the world’s most influential media mogul, Rupert Murdoch. But now two former Australian prime ministers are at the vanguard of a campaign to redress the balance of power. It is a movement that Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, the respective former Labor and Liberal leaders of Australia, hope will go on to undermine all of Murdoch’s international enterprises.
The two former PMs were once rivals but are to appear as joint star witnesses at an upcoming Australian parliamentary inquiry into Murdoch’s dominance of the Australian political debate. Both are to argue that News Corp Australia has become the propaganda arm of the rightwing Liberal government."
-->Why isn't the NYT all over this story? Murdoch's Fox News is such an important player in our nation's drift to the right. Maybe our "newspaper of record" is waiting to fashion the right spin. The business friendly NYT also doesn't like to call attention to the rightward movement of our two party, corporate controlled system.
KTLA News 5 in Wisconsin:
"Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.
Trump requested the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, both heavily liberal, in hopes of undoing Democrat Joe Biden’s victory by about 20,600 votes. With no precedent for a recount reversing such a large margin, Trump’s strategy is widely seen as aimed at an eventual court challenge, part of a push in key states to undo his election loss.
A steady stream of Republican complaints in Milwaukee was putting the recount far behind schedule, county clerk George Christenson said. He said many Trump observers were breaking rules by constantly interrupting vote counters with questions and comments. ... At least one Trump observer was escorted out of the building by sheriff’s deputies Saturday after pushing an election official who had lifted her coat from an observer chair."
-This story shows the nitty gritty of election obstruction on the ground. The NYT did a terrible job of covering the Republican violence in Florida during the 2000 presidential election, which was finally decided by the Supreme Court. Why hide what is going on in Wisconsin?
"Shocking inequality: why San Francisco voted for 'overpaid executive tax.'
Faced by inaction on national and state level, city decided to go it alone and tackle huge wealth gap. ...
San Francisco voters overwhelming backed a new law that will levy an extra 0.1% tax on companies that pay their chief executive more than 100-times the the median of their workforce. The surcharge increases by 0.1 percentage point for each factor of 100 that a CEO is paid above the median, up to a maximum of 0.6%.
Many of the biggest and best-known US companies would easily fall into the highest bracket. For example, Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and the world’s third richest person, was paid $595m (£449m) last year, almost 10,000 times the firm’s median salary of just under $60,000."
-->Little surprise that the corporate controlled NYT avoided this story. CEOs on its Board of Directors would be directly affected. Responsible reporting has to stop somewhere.