Thursday, July 21, 2011

Guido Fawkes on the Murdochs

"There will no doubt be more thrills and spills to come, wiser heads around Miliband might question the wisdom of becoming the anti-Murdoch party. When the dust settles, Labour may regret lashing itself to a cause of little interest to anyone outside the Westminster bubble and in the process making a mortal long-term enemy of James Murdoch. Guido has heard it remarked that it is actually right-wingers who should be wary of the media business being dominated by the next generation of Murdochs. James, Lachlan and Elisabeth are not conservatives like Rupert, they are actually centrist liberals with greenish tendencies who are embarrassed by the excesses of Fox News. Elisabeth was a big fundraiser for Obama. Imagine both the BBC and Murdoch empires preaching from the same hymn sheet".

IMO: Interesting gossip. Easy enough to check from existing news reports, I imagine. But obviously family ownership of a media group the size of the Murdoch empire could worry anyone, irrespective of politics, in this modern age. But such people could have satisfactory answers to that, too.

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