Thursday, July 21, 2011

Amid the Murdoch Scandal, There Is the Acrid Smell of Business as Usual

John Pilger, Truthout: "Long before it was possible to hack phones, Murdoch was waging a war on journalism, truth, humanity and succeeded because he knew how to exploit a system that welcomed his rapacious devotion to the 'free market.' Murdoch may be more extreme in his methods, but he is no different in kind from many of those now lining up to condemn him who are his beneficiaries, mimics, collaborators, apologists. Certainly, there is no 'revolution,' as reported in The Guardian UK, which compared the 'fall' of Murdoch with that of the tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania in 1989."
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