Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Murdoch (FOX NEWS) Directed Serial Killer Corporation PHILLIP MORRIS TOBACCO COMPANY.

Murdoch (FOX NEWS) Directed Serial Killer Corporation PHILLIP MORRIS TOBACCO COMPANY.

Ties to tobacco

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch joined the Board of Directors of Philip Morris in August 1989 and he continued to serve on their board into the 1990s. [2][3] The relationship appeared to serve PM well. A 1985 PM internal report shows that information that could negatively affect the tobacco industry was routinely withheld from Murdoch-owned newspapers worldwide:
As regards the media, we plan to build similar relationships to those we now have with Murdoch's News Limited with other newspaper proprietors. Murdoch's papers rarely publish anti-smoking articles these days. To sum up, then, on using our natural allies. We have made a start; we have proved that it can be done; we have found that they can be a very effective force; and we intend to do more in the future. at Bates Page 2023268390
This document appears to confirm a bias in reporting on tobacco issues by media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Cato Institute

 Cato was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane and Charles Koch, [2] the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries known for its financing of the Tea Party and various extreme right front groups. David Koch is currently on Cato's Board of Directors. "According to the Center for Public Integrity, between 1986 and 1993 the Koch family gave eleven million dollars to the [Cato] institute.  ... Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch previously served on the board of directors of Cato.

R. William "Bill" Murray

... Until 1998 Murray was a President and & Chief Executive Officer for Philip Morris Companies Inc. (the holding company). Before that, he ran Philip Morris International and PME Europe divisions. For the decade between 1985 and 1995 he assumed control of the global tobacco industry's anti-World Health Organization campaign and other anti-restriction and smoking-promotion strategies. ... Bill Murray was an Australian by birth and a chartered accountant by trade, but managed to work his way up the Philip Morris heirarchy under the mentorship of Hamish Maxwell (a member of a British tobacco family) and with the help of an Australian friend, Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation. Murray, in turn mentored his close Australian friend and fellow chartered accountant Geoffrey C. Bible to succeed him as he moved up the corporate ladder.
Murray and Bible also mentored Phillip Morris' operations tactician Andrew Whist, another Australian chartered accountant. Murray was instrumental in promoting Whist's friend (and Murdoch's nephew-by-marriage) Bryan C. Simpson to head the international tobacco institute, known as INFOTAB. This cabal of Australian and English executives drove much of the global tobacco industry's strategy between the mid-1980s and 2000.

Citizens for the Integrity of Science

The internet site, CFIS.org (Citizens for the Integrity of Science), is registered to Steve Milloy's home address in posh Potomac, MD, with Steve Milloy listed as the administrative contact. So who is actually paying for junkscience.com? We don't know, and Milloy has repeatedly refused to disclose his patrons.
CFIS does appear to have some sort of board, though we know of only two members, including Milloy. In a May 11,1999 Freedom of Information Act filed by Citizens for the Integrity of Science posted on the Junkscience web page, Steve Milloy listed himself and Michael Gough of the Competitive Enterprise Institute as "Directors" of Citizens for the Integrity of Science, with TASSC's old 1155 Connecticut address and contact info, which is also Milloy's current business address. [8]

Milloy, an 'Adjunk' Scholar at Cato Institute[9] encountered Rupert Murdoch during Murdock's term as Cato Director -- thus leading to Milloy's Junk Science columns on Fox News website and newspapers. For many years, including Murdoch's term, a Philip Morris V.P. sat on Cato's board, which probably sufficiently explains Milloy's appearance on Cato's payroll.

Geoff Bible, Joined Philip Morris Europe, briefly managed PM Australia, then Kraft, then shifted to New York to run the Worldwide Tobacco Group. He was then mentored by Bill Murray and Hamish Maxwell, and reached the top echelon of Philip Morris. He was Whist's immediate boss, and he designed the infamous Boca Raton Action Plan. Best friend of Rupert Murdoch.

Rupert Murdoch Head of News Ltd. close friend of Maxwell, Murray and Bible, and a key member on the PM Board. Closely involved with the industry's Freedom-to-Advertise campaign.

Bible, Geoff
President, CEO and spin-chief at PM: He was No.3 in the troika which ran the company in the 1990s (under Hamish Maxwell, then Bill Murray). Bible was the top strategist for the tobacco industry for many years, and had a close personal friendship with Rupert Murdoch and Bill Murray. He also mentored Andrew Whist and Bryan Simpson, and designed the Boca Raton Action Plan. He now works for Murdoch's News Ltd.

K. Rupert Murdoch
Chairman and Chief Executive

Geoffrey C. Bible
A director since 1998, sixty-six year old Bible is also Chairman of Wagga Enterprises. In 2001, Bible was rated as sixty-sixth on world executive pay.8 Between 1991 and 2002, Bible personally donated $131,000 to political parties, candidates and political action commitees (PACS).9
Up until his retirment in 2002, Bible was CEO of Philip Morris (now known as the Altria Group). As head of Philip Morris, Bible said it would be 'very un-American' to suggest tobacco companies should not be involved in helping the World Health Organization (WHO) develop regulations for tobacco companies. He went on to suggest that:
'This organization [the WHO] has extraordinary influence on government and consumers and we must find a way to diffuse this and reorient their activities to their prescribed mandate.'10

Ending the tobacco holocaust - Google Books Result

Michael Rabinoff - 2007 - Medical - 452 pages
Murdoch's papers rarely publish anti-smoking articles these days.”55 An example of the connection between Philip Morris and Rupert Murdoch's businesses is ...

Mother Jones Magazine - Sep-Oct 1998 - Google Books Result

Vol. 23, No. 5 - 98 pages - Magazine
For example, right when Bible was appointed to the News Corp. board, Bill Clinton was flying to China— the very market that Philip Morris and Rupert Murdoch ...