As if the C.I.A. "rendering" human beings isn't vile, reprehensible, repugnant and sadistic enough, Rupert Murdoch has "boldly" bragged about his News Corp's complete lack journalistic integrity during the WEF in Davos over two weeks ago. Yet this is the first I've heard of it.
I'll take a bit o' the blame for that. I do tend to ignore some of the more popular bloglines, checking them out as a result of some interesting bit which one of my usual faves have posted.
Ok. Here's what I'm talking about.
From News Corpse:How has this NOT been front-page news ever since? This man, who monopolizes a tremendous swathe of what used to be The News, just said he has no interest in providing reality unless he can spin it for the reaction he wants!
(T)here was a more shocking exchange that took place that ought to have caused more of a stir amongst professional journalists and all freedom loving people. It was an exchange that revealed something that most conscious beings knew, but which I have never seen explicitly articulated.
Murdoch was asked if News Corp. had managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq. His answer?
“No, I don’t think so. We tried.” Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: “We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East…but we have been very critical of his execution.”
Let me repeat this: “We Tried!”
Sincerest thanks to Ethel, one of 2 wonderful Women on the Verge.
Now to go see how I managed to miss C&L's or HuffPo's takes on this insanity. . .