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LIFE AND TIMES OF TYCOON MURDOCH

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on July 19, 2011

I was going to write something about Rupert Murdoch and the current

scandals.

See this for a view on Murdoch:

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2004/07/b122948.html

Murdoch is an 80 year old billionaire with a conservative political agenda, who

uses his media companies to control and harass. He could pick up the phone

and talk to the president or prime minister of any country, and seek to

influence, chastise or threaten.

Now he seems entirely without friends. I have not heard one person speak in

defense of Murdoch in regards to the current scandals. Some may have done so,

but I have not heard them do so, and none I doubt who were ever independent.

Rather than a kind of intimidating figure, I see Murdoch as : a sad figure: an old old man, who despite his wealth

and power, seems to have learnt nothing of real import in his eighty years; and a frightened man, so desperate never

to allow anything, anyone, or any idea, to threaten his money and influence, and so frightened that any

measure, any deception, can be rationalized and be wholly justified.

He is an old old man, a sad old man.

The next few weeks and months will be interesting.

Should he lose his power and influence, he will simply be . . . a sad old man who was learnt nothing of real import in

his eighty years.

And all is as it was always going to be.

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