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Despite the massive outcry over the allegations centring on the now defunct News of the World, Mr Murdoch insisted News Corp had handled the crisis ”extremely well in every possible way” making  just ”minor mistakes”.

I’m not one to kick a man when he’s down but with Rupert Murdoch I’ll make an exception.

For all the lives of decent people affected and ruined by the slimy old bastard, some in times of deep distress and sadness, it’s wonderful to see the old slimeball and his companies brought to some sort of account.

Minor mistakes?

Fuck off Rupert.


7 Responses

  1. Far be it for an American to question your use of the Queen’s English, but shouldn’t that be “sod off?”

    • No.
      When followed by off, fuck is far more profound and direct than sod.

      • Understood.

        Growing up in New Jersey, I’m proud to say I learned the proper pronunciation, seating the soft “U” in the back of the mouth for a full-throated result. Anything else seems, well, less than whole-hearted.

  2. Fantastic comment. I can’t wait until he faces the parliament committee!

  3. And on the other side of the Atlantic comes this reminder from Tina Brown’s “Daily Beast” concerning Rupert’s New York Post tabloid:

    “In a 2007 affidavit, Spiegelman said “accepting freebies, graft and other favors was not only condoned by the company but encouraged as a way to decrease the newspaper’s out-of-pocket expenses…and that News Corp. attorneys had been instructed to ‘look the other way.’” There was a policy of “favor banking,” the affidavit said, “practiced on a much larger scale by Rupert Murdoch.” In 2001, Spiegelman said in the document, “I was ordered to kill a Page Six story about a Chinese diplomat and a strip club that would have angered the Communist regime and endangered Murdoch’s broadcasting privileges” as he was trying to get Beijing’s approval for his satellite-television service.”

    (from http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/13/rupert-murdoch-s-other-tabloid-scandal-at-the-new-york-post.html )

    Maybe these affidavits, dismissed as “rubbish” and ‘lies” by News Corp, will get a fresh look from the FBI and (impending) Congressional investigations.

    Oh, boy. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. 🙂

  4. I heard Murdoch’s ‘apology’ to the Dowler family on radio this morning and nearly threw up. Might well Rupert be ‘appalled’ by the actions of those who were under pressure from above to deliver a story. Might well he be ‘genuinely sorry’ for the distress caused to a family whose loved one’s phone was hacked AFTER HER DEATH, giving them the forlorn hope that she might still be alive.
    In the scheme of things I think ‘fuck off’ is an entirely suitable admonishment for him. I had hoped the Dowler family, who have undergone so much and then had the dubious pleasure of meeting Murdoch, might have used a similar phrase to reprove him in public. Unfortunately the old scumbag’s soft soap seems to have placated them somewhat and they are probably decent people. This is a concept with which Murdoch is entirely unfamiliar.

    • That’s the problem with the world: decent people aren’t vengeful.

      Just kidding. Decent people are the best part of this world. The problem is that pond scum like Murdoch take advantage of their lack of an eye-for-an-eye mentality. This is why we need an effective justice system.

      Painfully ironic that the Murdochs of the world (like the Karl Roves of the world) use the best parts of people’s natures against them while claiming to adhere to those very precepts themselves.

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