Rupert Murdoch on Politics and the Presidential Election

Is Murdoch manipulating the media via his ownership of The Post which recently endorsed Obama?  Is this what’s next for the Wall Street Journal? As print media and traditional print media’s web sites get aggregated, the independent voice of the Internet will be more important.  

Significance to our viewers: 1) This year’s election will have the most globalized coverage U.S. election in history, with unprecedented print and video coverage online.  How will this impact our election process  going forward?  2) Electronic fund raising meets electronic media.  News, editorial opinion, pay per click information, and fundraising will converge in carefully segmented but unarguably integrated ways.  3) Start your own tally of WSJ Opinion posts and articles that endorse Obama vs. McCain.   See if the scale is balanced.

Michael F. Arrigo

Michael is Managing Partner & CEO of No World Borders, a leading healthcare management and IT consulting firm. He serves as an expert witness in Federal and State Court and was recently ruled as an expert by a 9th Circuit Federal Judge. He serves as a patent expert witness on intellectual property disputes, both as a Technical Expert and a Damages expert. He leads a team that provides Cybersecurity best practices for healthcare clients, ICD-10 Consulting, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. He advises legal teams as an expert witness in HIPAA Privacy and Security, medical coding and billing and usual and customary cost of care, the Affordable Care Act and benefits enrollment, white collar crime, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, Insurance Fraud, payor-provider disputes, and consults to venture capital and private equity firms on mHealth, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, and Software as a Service. He advises self-insured employers on cost of care and regulations. Arrigo was recently retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding a significant false claims act investigation. He has provided opinions on over $1 billion in health care claims and due diligence on over $8 billion in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Education: UC Irvine - Economics and Computer Science, University of Southern California - Business, studies at Stanford Medical School - Biomedical Informatics, studies at Harvard Medical School - Bioethics. Trained in over 10 medical specialties in medical billing and coding. Trained by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and PTAB Judges on patent statutes, rules and case law (as a non-attorney to better advise clients on Technical and Damages aspects of patent construction and claims). Mr. Arrigo has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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