reply to post by timidgal
The thing with creatures of Bush's sort, is that persons of thier ilk, who have no laudable qualities, but wish to attain stature and power, or
continue a dynasty of the same, without having the intellectual and ethical muscle to do the job themselves, require the aid of media enterprises to
alter or skew the public perceptions, not just of themselves, but of thier rivals, and thier political approaches.
That is the reason that Fox and News Corp are so dangerous to democracy . Most of the big players in the "free" world, have to make appointments
with Rupert/James Murdoch. It is rarely the other way around. In this simple, but telling segment of the social dynamic at work between the
politicians and this element of the press, you can see that the pressmen of News Corp, carry more clout, and more power to capture minds and hearts,
than do the presidents and prime ministers of most of the world.
Its often said that the President of the United States of America, is the most powerful man on the earth. While the on paper records would probably
attest to the same, the fact is that so little of the political process in the allegedly developed world happens in a recorded format , that democracy
has become a bit of a joke in this regard, because public opinion, and votes , while still the deciding factor in electing leaders, is SO damned easy
for a mass media group to violate , infiltrate, and transform, that the results might as well be given before the ballot boxes open. Of course, its
only moguls, the high ups and owners of media organisations, and the people who pay them off, who know what forces truely affect the outcome of any
scenario in which these big media enterprises have a controlling affect.
The rest of us merely hope , pray, and in the case of the truely moronic, assume that things are as they should be. Those of us on ATS know that
there is an awful lot more, than meets the eye to organisations across the globe , Nat Geo, and News Corp, among others, and very much of what is
hidden would be "unfortunate" news , were it to be released. Tony Blair visited Rupert Murdoch on many occasions both before and after his election,
and during the run up to the Iraq war. Tony Blair was also allegedly offered a job by the Murdochs... frankly that says all it needs to I think !!