WASHINGTON, DC – Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid will attend the annual stockholders’ meeting of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation on Friday, October 20 at the Asia Society Museum at 10:00 a.m. in New York City in order to question the media mogul about a wide range of media-related issues. AIM is a shareholder in News Corporation.
As noted by New York magazine in its most recent issue, among the questions Kincaid plans to ask Murdoch are: Will his DirecTV satellite provider carry the soon-to-launch English version of Al-Jazeera, as his British Sky Broadcasting service has agreed to do? Why did BSkyB recently agree to distribute Al Gore’s Current TV? Why did he host a fundraiser for Senator Hillary Clinton and donate $500,000 to the Clinton Global Initiative?
Kincaid also promised to ask some other questions that he would not reveal in advance of the meeting.
In a recent column , Kincaid wondered whether Murdoch “may be moving left as the 2008 U.S. presidential election approaches…” Kincaid discussed Murdoch’s contributions to Democratic candidates in an August 15th article , “Conservative Cash for Clinton?”
Rupert Murdoch is the chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns Fox News Channel and other FOX affiliates, as well as DirecTV, British Sky Broadcasting, 20th Century Fox, The New York Post in the US, The Times in the UK, and The Daily Telegraph in Australia.
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To schedule an interview with AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid, contact Sarah Schaerr Norton at (202) 364-4401 ext. 107 or Carisa E. Bergen at (202) 364-4401 ext. 110.