Rupert Murdoch’s Software Co. Funds North Korean Regime?
September 7, 2010
(ChattahBox US News)—This is something you won’t hear on Fox News. Rupert Murdoch, founder of media conglomerate News Corp., which owns Fox News, is reportedly pumping up Kim Jong-Il’s oppressive regime of North Korea with foreign currency. According to Bloomberg News, a unit of News Corp. named Fox Mobile, published cell phone games developed by programmers working for a North Korean government agency. The games are based on the somewhat dated films, “The Big Lebowski” and “Men in Black: Alien Assault.”
“Programmers from North Korea’s General Federation of Science and Technology developed a 2007 mobile-phone bowling game based on the 1998 film, as well as “Men in Black: Alien Assault,” according to two executives at Nosotek Joint Venture Company, which markets software from North Korea for foreign clients. Both games were published by a unit of News Corp., the New York-based media company, a spokeswoman for the unit said.”
“They represent a growing software industry championed by Kim that is boosting the economy of one of the poorest countries in the world and raising the technological skills of workers. Contracting with North Korean companies is legal under United Nations sanctions unless they are linked to the arms trade.”
Media Matters asks if Murdoch has consulted with Fox News hosts and contributors, such as Sean Hannity, who called Kim Jong-Il “a mad man like Adolf Jr., Ahmadinejad.” And Glenn Beck, who bizarrely said U.S. universities are” just as dangerous with indoctrination of our children as these terror groups are in Iran or in North Korea.”