Another host, this time Sirius XM’s Judith Regan, interviews Russ about Murdoch. (Regan herself worked for Murdoch’s publishing company, Harper Collins)

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(Please note: This begins with a brief excerpt of parliamentary testimony in which Rupert Murdoch is asked why, on visits to the Prime Minister’s office, he entered through the back door. The Regan-Baker interview follows.)

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Phil Linehan
Phil Linehan
9 years ago

Why the surprise about Murdoch.   In 2009 I wrote:

Be Careful About the Horse You Back (Or That Backs You)
 
When Rupert Murdoch wanted his venom to promote
and tell U.S. and other citizens how they should vote
he found that, as he had the bad luck to be Australian,
he could not enter foreign markets where he was an alien.
 
Not for a single moment did that give our hero pause
as he quickly found a way around all the media laws.
He would buy himself a brand new citizenship
so that on American television he could get a grip.
 
He flushed his Oz passport quickly down the loo
and viewers with his U.S. Fox cable channel he set out to woo.
So no-one would have any doubts about his noxious views
he produced a reactionary programme he designated Fox News.
 
A requirement for those he selected to speak
was an innate ability to be able to shriek.
No honeyed tones would viewers have to endure
so he told his lackeys the most strident to hire they always should be sure.
 
The females he anointed to broadcast his malice
all had one thing in common with Charles Dodgson’s Alice.
Except for the few darker toned tokens Fox displays on occasion
each is expected to be a blonde-haired pale faced Caucasian.
 
A touch of bleach would avoid comments that can be called snide
as some gals their dark partings are unable to hide.
A few bucks spent on peroxide should meet all their needs
and allow his Foxies to look like native-born Swedes.
 
To expand his empire he turned his eyes to Hong Kong
with China as his target,  but he proved to be wrong.
So he got rid of Anna, his wife of 32 years
who, with her 1.2 billion dollar settlement, did not shed many tears.
 
If he could replace her with someone who was Chinese
he was convinced he could her fellow countrymen please.
So he chose a young lady who just happened to be
his Hong Kong Star TV’s newly appointed V.P.
 
Alas, no-one dared tell him in Beijing that is not thought to be cool 
where marrying a Westerner is seen as dilating their purer gene pool.
So now Rupert had to devote all his attention to a much easier target
bemoaning the fact he no longer had Margaret.*
 
Nonetheless, he is determined to get the Brits to do what he wants
as his newly caught prize he unashamedly flaunts.
But David Cameron should be careful when he reaches for the pie in the Sky
for he might find that his plans have all gone awry.
 
* Thatcher

Phil Linehan http://www.philitics.com
 
 

R. Wilson
R. Wilson
9 years ago

Would’ve loved to hear Judith dish on Bernie & Rudy’s ties to organized crime / the Bush Cartel

Maybe a little somethin’ about the recent mysterious death of Ashley Turton, connected to Giuliani’s law firm?

Hope you got some off-air goods, Russ

Mooninjoon
Mooninjoon
9 years ago

Russ, enjoyed this.  If you haven’t already seen it, you must watch the Channel 4 doc “Murdoch The Mogul Who Screwed The News”, only a few days old but already up on Youtube.  Quite the revelation and also indicative of what’s to come.

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