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New Video Of Frantic Evacuation Of Sinking Italian Cruise Concordia

Just before the first anniversary of the deadly sinking of the Italian cruise ship, La Repubblica daily's website posts a never-before-seen video of the final desperate moments.



ROME- A new video showing the evacuation of passengers from sinking cruise ship Costa Concordia has been obtained by Rome daily La Repubblica.

The video is taken from the shore of the Tuscan island of Giglio and shows passengers having to jump from the ship onto life boats in order to be evacuated. With the ship already on its side, passengers can be seen dangerously close to the water as they await rescue. Camera flashes and torches can be seen lighting up the night, while panicked voices and the crashing sound of dishes are audible in the never-before-seen clip.

The massive ship partially sank on the night of January 13 2012 when it ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. There were 4,229 passengers on board; 32 of them died, two are still missing and dozens were injured. Captain Francesco Schettino is expected to be indicted within weeks after this Sunday's anniversary.

Video via La Repubblica


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Costa Concordia on January 14 2012. Photo by Rvongher via Wikipedia

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Murdoch's Resignation Adds To Biden Good Luck With The Media — A Repeat Of FDR?

Robert Murdoch's resignation from Fox News Corp. so soon before the next U.S. presidential elections begs the question of how directly media coverage has impacted Joe Biden as a figure, and what this new shift in power will mean for the current President.

Close up photograph of a opy of The Independent features Rupert Murdoch striking a pensive countenance as his 'News of the World' tabloid newspaper announced its last edition will run

July 7, 2011 - London, England: A copy of The Independent features Rupert Murdoch striking a pensive countenance as his 'News of the World' tabloid newspaper announced its last edition will run July 11, 2011 amid a torrid scandal involving phone hacking.

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Michael J. Socolow

Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States of America on Jan. 20, 2021.

Imagine if someone could go back in time and inform him and his communications team that a few pivotal changes in the media would occur during his first three years in office.

There’s the latest news that Rubert Murdoch, 92, stepped down as the chairperson of Fox Corp. and News Corp. on Sept. 21, 2023. Since the 1980s, Murdoch, who will be replaced by his son Lachlan, has been the most powerful right-wing media executivein the U.S.

While it’s not clear whether Fox will be any tamer under Lachlan, Murdoch’s departure is likely good news for Biden, who reportedly despises the media baron.

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