27 Apr 2012

MURDOCH AND CAMERON...JUST BUDDIES...OR IN BED TOGETHER?


There is a lot of mud that's going to stick to Cameron thanks to Murdoch!
Can his reputation survive, it's doubtful?

Were deals done or not?

Maybe it went like this:

  1. The Murdoch press would throw its weight behind the Conservative Party in the 2010 general election, and in return the Conservatives would back known Murdoch policy objectives.
  2. Cameron's Conservatives started to throw their weight behind a number of News International policy objectives just before the election.
  3. August 2009, nine months before the election, Murdoch's son James launched an attack on the BBC (Rupert Murdoch's greatest commercial rival) in a speech at the Edinburgh Festival.
  4. Jeremy Hunt a few days later, wrote an article for The Sun calling for the licence fee to be frozen and demanding that the BBC cut back on its commercial activities.
  5. Notoriously, Rupert and James Murdoch resented the way media regulator Ofcom interfered in their business.
  6. July 2009 - surprise, surprise - Cameron announced that the Conservatives would abolish Ofcom(Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries).
  7. The best evidence concerns Conservative Party support for Rupert Murdoch's third key commercial objective: the takeover of BSkyB, announced in June 2010, just one month after the general election.
Monday's publication of 165 pages of internal News Corporation text messages and emails will perhaps tell us a troubling story.
WOULD I TELL FIBS?
   
IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE ONE!


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