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News Ltd: a bully boy culture « Previous | |Next »
July 24, 2011

The corporate culture of News Corp is aggressive in furthering its own commercial interests and intimidatory towards its critics. An example from News International in the UK. An example from News Ltd in Australia.

Business as usual for News Corp means media dominance and a pattern of naked threats, bullying and intimidation to competitors, politicians, critics and staff.

RowsonphonehackingBrooks.jpg Martin Rowson

This is a long way from the fiction that Murdoch's tabloids are essential watchdogs that act on behalf of the working class.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 12:50 PM | | Comments (2)


Funny thing.... whenever a government talks about curtailing personal freedoms, we see the right-wing (those folk with an authoritarian fetish) dribble out the same tired excuse... "if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear"

Doesn't this argument also apply to old Rupert?

The modern globalised corporation is not a state within a state so much as a power above and beyond the state.