News Corporation running viral marketing via blogs?

It’s interesting but in the past few months, We’ve been getting more and more hits from News Corporation addresses. What’s even more strange is that of the past few comments, there has been this commenter that goes by “Luther” and/or “lj” and fills in a generic e-mail account (as do we all).
For some odd reason, he keeps posting random links about Fox News, one of News Corporation’s affiliations with no regard to post. Since we don’t get many actual comments, we’ve been filtering unrelated posts as spam since it acts almost exactly like it. The only comment that was relevant was this one.
As you can see, I got rather annoyed at it with the following comment:

Do you always advertise your own news agencies? It’s kind of sad judging by all the blogs you leave messages trying to bring to one of your news agencies represented by your work, News Corporation.

Now that a couple days have past, we find it rather amusing that the links for irrelevant Fox News links have stopped, or has it? Has anyone else encountered this guy? What is the deal with blasting Fox News links? Maybe he just really loves where he works. Is this guy even for real? Hmm. Sometimes, one has to wonder.
UPDATE (4:42PM): Looks like this guy doesn’t just stop with LUX for sure. Check out all the things he posts on, including Huffington Post. Everything linked to News Corporation, and especially Fox News now leaves a tremendously bad taste in our mouthes.

  • Luther! Yes, I’ve gotten about 3 or 4 comments from him, and deleted them immediately right from the start, since it was obvious that they were some kind of odd spam. Totally off-topic links to foxnews stories. I have no idea what that’s all about. Maybe viral marketing is right. Can’t imagine why a non-foxnews person would do it.

  • Luther! Yes, I’ve gotten about 3 or 4 comments from him, and deleted them immediately right from the start, since it was obvious that they were some kind of odd spam. Totally off-topic links to foxnews stories. I have no idea what that’s all about. Maybe viral marketing is right. Can’t imagine why a non-foxnews person would do it.

  • Well, the IP ends up at News Corporation, who is the parent corporation of Fox News. I find it awfully amusing though. This person does exist outside of blogs too. Check out link in the update.

  • darkmoon

    Well, the IP ends up at News Corporation, who is the parent corporation of Fox News. I find it awfully amusing though. This person does exist outside of blogs too. Check out link in the update.