And so, young computer scientist Jawed Karim, aware that lots of people really wanted to see some nipple jewelry, realized there was a demand out there for a website where anyone could upload videos, unburdened by silly things like FCC restrictions or "whether you owned the rights to that footage at all." A decade and a half later, we now have a sprawling video monopoly that is mostly good for unboxing videos and essays about how the Holocaust didn't happen. Yay, progress!
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News Corp Was A Mining Group's Propaganda Outlet
News Corp is the big old media conglomerate behind Fox News, The New York Post, Britain's The Sun, and a bunch of other outlets. If you're not a fan of these particular news sources, you probably already think of them as peddlers of right-wing lies under the direction of evil overlords. But their role as spouts for propaganda actually goes back to its very beginning, even though the company has done its best to cover up the truth with their own "fair and balanced" history lesson.
According to the popular story, News Corp was started in the 1920s by James Edward Davidson, an honorable journalist who'd worked his way up from the bottom at several Australian papers, before resigning because he was in fact too honorable for them. On a train one day, he met a miner (literally a salt of the earth man), and the two came up with the idea to make their own newspaper. News Corp grew from there, and in 1949, control went to Sir Keith Murdoch, a knight of the king's guard. A few decades later, it transferred to his son, master Rupert.