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Now is the time for Western politicians to say NO to News International.

This one man has been able to control the agenda of the political parties of the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. He has been able to create and destroy politicians.

This one man has wiped out the differences between the political parties. His empire has dictated the response of politicians to the created issues of the day for at least the last 30 years.

The closure of the News of the World is not enough.

Now is the time for politicians to say no to this man:

Rupert Murdoch is not a fit and proper man to take over BSkyB, not is he a fit and proper man for politicians to fawn over.

The disgrace of his paper hacking the telephone of a murdered child as well as the phone lines  of war widows should be enough to end his stranglehold over politicians from both sides of the hemisphere and the pond.

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Should Rupert Murdoch face a criminal investiigation?

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  •  Thank you. (6+ / 0-)

    The News of the World is about Rupert.  The Times of London is about Rupert.  FoxNews is about Rupert.  The Wall Street Journal is about Rupert.

    NewsCorp is about Rupert.

    "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

    by Mogolori on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 03:50:36 PM PDT

  •  His wife married him for his money. n/t (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Empower Ink, G2geek

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 04:00:31 PM PDT

  •  Dammit, I was going to guess Karl Rove. (2+ / 0-)
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    The BigotBasher, Empower Ink

    ( still might be half-right)

    "There's nothing in the dark that's not there when the lights are on" ~ Rod Serling

    by jwinIL14 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 04:05:38 PM PDT

  •  With The Money Spent Paying Off Police (4+ / 0-)

    Rupert would have known about it.  

    Even Rebekah Wade Brooks publically stated a few years ago that money had been paid to the police by NotW. A high-ranking Met policeman left the force to write pieces in NotW.

    This is criminal, and I strongly believe that Rupert knew.  

    I have that same sort of feeling that I had about Nixon in the very early days of Watergate which was affirmed the night of the Saturday Night Massacre.  

    We've known about this hacking scandal for years.  Two NotW people were convicted and they went to prison.  

    But now we have learned that a private investigator working for NotW directly interferred with evidence by deleting voicemail messages left for a kidnapped 13 year old girl.  

    I think this outrages everyone across the political spectrum.  From the left through to the right, people are angry, and justly so.

    This is a pivotal point in Murdoch's personal life story, and it is a pivotal point in the history of our society,too: do we choose self-government or do we choose to be "entertained" and "informed" by Rupert Murdoch, the merchant of propaganda.

    We cannot let Rupert win this battle.  

       

  •  It's the coverup that'll get them (2+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, The BigotBasher

    Just like Nixon and Watergate, it will be the coverups of the misdeeds that will do for Murdoch, his son and Rebecca Wade.  

    We have Rebecca telling a Parliamentary committee that they paid the police for information and then claiming that she meant Fleet Street (code for the UK national press) in general.

    Then we have Rupert closing the News of the World after all the rough elements had been cleared out and, apparently, so respected journalists replacing them. They actually won an award for their investigative journalism last year. The perception is that some 200 people lost their jobs in an attempt to protect Wade.

    We also have the Spawn of Murdoch (James) being rapidly transferred from London to run the organisation from New York, leaving Wade as backstop. He is alleged to have signed massive compensation payments to celebrities to avoid court hearings about their phones being hacked but claiming he did not know why they were getting paid.

    Similarly, the illegal interception of Millie Dowler (a murdered schoolgirl) happened on Wade's watch but she claims she knew nothing about it. As Editor in Chief either she was incompetent at enquiring about the source of stories and reasons for large amounts of expenses she had to authorise or she must have been aware of at least the fact that illegal interception of communications were going on. She now runs News International in the UK for Murdoch

    They have a history of throwing low level employees to the wolves and yet keeping them on the payroll. The senior policeman in charge of the original flawed investigation was found a job writing for the Times. The private detective who did the hacking is apparently still employed. Two other executives at NotW alleged to be implicated are on "gardening leave" - being paid to do nothing. The unkind may well interpret this as buying silence and a large number of people in Britain are feeling unkind towards the Murdochs.

    "Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism." Sir Gerald Kaufman, British MP and son of Holocaust survivor.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 06:00:40 PM PDT

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