I can't believe this is actually happening.
Rupert Murdochs News International is infiltrating the British government.
In light of the New York Times article, this is hitting the headlines in the UK today.....
Former editor Andy Coulson is now an aide to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
"Mr Coulson became David Cameron's communications director in 2007 and is now a senior No 10 aide."
 No surprise to hear The Sun newspaper switched allegiance to the Conservatives in September 2009. As a former News of the World editor was
already on board with the Conservatives, before they won the election. Smell a rat?
Would you let a former editor (who denies knowledge of phone-tapping) into Downing Street?
Bare in mind the Murdoch publication (News of the World) has a terrible reputation for tapping in on phone calls, and spying on celebs whilst on
holiday. It is also famous for setting up celebrities, members of the royal family etc, by means of entrapment. Remember the recent Sarah Ferguson
incident accepting money for the privilege of meeting her former husband.
Sarah Ferguson accepts cash from News of the World
So why does David Cameron hire him? Why is the British Prime Minister hiring a former editor of a Murdoch publication which is renowned for poor,
scandalous, gutter journalism.
Does it not speak volumes about Britains new leader?
Does it come as any surprise to hear that Downing Street, even as I type this, has made no comment on the whole incident?
I am lead to believe in the US, Murdoch claims this is nothing but a publicity stunt in an attempt to harm Murdochs publications. RUBBISH!
I ask ATS members in the States to fight this, and fight the corrupt Murdoch empire. Do not subscribe to his newspapers, TV stations etc etc. Fox
news? Are you serious? Our equivalent is Sky News, a joke.
Former Prime minister Margaret Thatcher changed the regulations in the 80's, and yes Murdoch visited her in Downing St. Shortly afterwards riots
broke out at a major printing plant for Fleet St (the home of UK newspapers) was closed and moved to an automated site. Did not go down too well with
Just before the recent UK general election, the Sun newspaper (Murdoch's News International) switched allegiance from the Labour party, to guess who?
The Conservatives. Who is in power now? The Conservatives. Who is advising the Prime Minister? A former Murdoch employee. It stinks.
Murdoch controls a 1/3rd of the worlds media now, in fact, through his Fox, Sky, and Star networks, he is probably controlling and influencing half of
the worlds TV consumers. I am frightened for this.
We in the UK are being sold "Sky Television" as a means of watching exclusive shows long before the terrestrial television networks can broadcast.
Well no wonder, these shows are all produced by 20th Century Fox, which is a News Corporation company. Murdoch.
So the people in the US have already "paid for" these programmes, and yet Murdoch tries to sell them to us for a fee, and on top of that, there are
too many ad-breaks. I thought the ads paid for television programmes?
Prior to Thatcher changing the regulation, if a TV channel was subscription based then it would be ad free. Sky is subscription based and not ad free.
Money Money Money for Murdoch.
Murdochs son spoke to the UK last year and said the BBC and it's licence fee is strangling quality journalism. WHAT? Go anywhere in the world and the
BBC has respect for what it stands for, and the truth it reports. Who the hell do the Murdochs think they are?
In response to this, the BBC's director general said Sky should stop focussing on marketing and focus more on producing home grown television. Sky's
marketing budget is bigger than the budget the BBC receives from the Licence fee!
Sky television is just another outlet for spewing out all the Fox programmes made in the US, it's a money making venture and he IS NOT making
programmes in the UK for the UK, unlike the BBC.
Sorry if I have gone off track, but I hope you understand the point to all of this.
Murdochs former News of the World editor (who had to resign due to being caught out with the phone tapping scandal) is now an aide to the British
Prime Minister. He denies any knowledge of phone tapping? Really? Why should I believe you? You worked for Murdoch.
Please take the side of the New York Times and fight Murdoch. He must be STOPPED from influencing the powers that be, as he already has too much power
[edit on 3/9/2010 by Thistled]
[edit on 3/9/2010 by Thistled]