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Campbell wrote that on 11 March 2003, a week before the Commons vote in which MPs voted to deploy British troops to Iraq, Murdoch intervened to try to persuade Blair to move more quickly towards war. "[Tony Blair] took a call from Murdoch who was pressing on timings, saying how News International would support us, etc," Campbell wrote. "Both TB and I felt it was prompted by Washington, and another example of their over-crude diplomacy. Murdoch was pushing all the Republican buttons, how the longer we waited the harder it got." The following day, 12 March, he wrote: "TB felt the Murdoch ca
Originally posted by Numbers33four
Marduk is a satanist and even prints the satanic bible. He attends all of the elitist meeting with other media mogusl. They all pretend to be in opposition to one another, but they really represent the opposing walls of our prison.
News Corp is understood to be stressing Mr Murdoch has never denied trying to influence politicians on public policy. But the company has denied claims Mr Murdoch lobbied Mr Blair on behalf of US Republicans, describing them as "complete rubbish" and unsubstantiated.
Journalists have this mantra, "report the news, but don't be a part of it". News Corp. has inserted itself right into the middle of policy advocacy. They don't want to report news. They want to influence politics. Murdoch has been a propaganda tool of the US Republican Party for some time now. With his News Corp's international influence, he has been pushing US Republican Party policies on world leaders. It was only natural Blair would have been pressured by Murdoch to sign onto the Iraq war invasion plot. They had their lie, and they needed the biggest MSM outlet to sell it. Of course, we all know they'll never pay for their lies.
RUPERT Murdoch's media empire is facing a challenge on a new front in the phone-hacking scandal. A US Senate committee has opened direct contact with British investigators in an attempt to find out whether News Corp has broken American laws. Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate committee on commerce, science and transportation, has written to Lord Justice Leveson, who leads Britain's judicial inquiry into media ethics, asking if he has any evidence of questionable practices in the US. Read more: www.smh.com.au...
I think most of the people here are avoiding a certain question, a) Who pressured Rupert Murdoch? b) What is Rupert's interest in supporting Iraq War? Is he not just the owner of a news organisation - so what could be his interest in this?
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