13 Jul 2016

The Murdoch press shifts gears

As noted by The Guardian:

Rupert Murdoch, February 2003:

“We can’t back down now, where you hand over the whole of the Middle East to Saddam...I think Bush is acting very morally, very correctly, and I think he is going to go on with it... I think Tony (Blair) is being extraordinarily courageous and strong”.

The Murdoch UK press now:

“Tony Blair’s deception, negligence and naivety condemned 179 of our (British) troops — and countless Iraqis — to their deaths... Saddam Hussein’s gangster state was certainly appalling. But it posed no imminent threat to us. Bush and Blair’s assumption that they could cleanly cut the head off the snake and effortlessly transform Iraq into a peaceful liberal democracy was insane"

I knew it was insane in 2003. A lot of people did. But your oily business sold it to people who don't pay as much attention... and now there is Islamic State, and all the death from that brand around the world .

And you've changed your mind and think Trump is just terrific now?

When will you just go away Rupert? Just go away. This world is a bit too serious, and way too deadly, for the fickle whims of vile old bullies to inform undiscerning public opinion.


  1. Maybe a sexual harassment suit would work against Rupert. It looks like it might work to get rid of Roger Ailes.

    1. There's no getting rid of the damage he has done.

  2. it seems despots can't remember their positions in world-wide politics from one day to the next. Hell, the one we're dealing with can't remember what he's said from one hour to the next, contradicting himself incessantly.

    Is it just me, or do we now have far more self-serving jerks than any time in history?

    1. I'd put it this way: the self-serving jerks have not had this much power since Caligula.