Murdoch Wages War on ‘Parasite’ Google: Plans to Remove Content, Block Searches

November 9, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is poised to put all of his online newspaper sites behind a pay wall, and when he completes that process he says, he plans to completely remove all of the content from Google’s search indexes. The CEO of News Corp. would conceivably remove content from such sites, as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and the London-based Times from Google.

It’s highly unlikely Murdoch would actually shoot himself in the foot by taking such a step, but that does not stop him from voicing his entertaining rhetoric. In an interview with Sky News Australia, Murdoch declared that he would remove all of his content from Google, once all of his online news sites were converted to paid content.

Murdoch rejects the legal concept of “fair use” of news content, and hinted that he would challenge the doctrine in court one day.

Meanwhile, Murdoch continues to take shots at Google, referring to the company, as a “parasite” and accusing the site of “kleptomania.”

The Wall Street Journal is already behind a partial pay wall, but readers can easily bypass it by clicking through to the article from a Google search.



3 Responses to “Murdoch Wages War on ‘Parasite’ Google: Plans to Remove Content, Block Searches”

  1. Old Man Dotes on November 9th, 2009 5:20 pm

    Well, since WSJ sent me spam today – and spam is theft – I really don’t see what I would ever want to visit a Murdoch Web site, or look at his extreme-right-wing (aka “Nazi”) content.

    Good riddance to Rupert Murdoch and his Nazi Stormtrooper Journalism.

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