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Rupert Murdoch pressured Tony Blair over Iraq, says Alastair Campbell

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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Rupert Murdoch pressured Tony Blair over Iraq, says Alastair Campbell


www.guardian.co.uk

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
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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This is quite an accusation from New Labour's former arch spin master, spelled out in the latest volumes of his biography. That Murdoch actually phoned up our PM and urged him to go to war and at double time!

There is an inquiry going on in the UK at this time, The Leveson Inquiry, where the influence and relationship of the media with politicians is being investigated. This follows the revelations of phone-hacking from papers owned by Rupert Murdoch.

John Major, a former PM from the 90's, has claimed at the inquiry that Murdoch also phoned him urging him to change the government policy toward Europe.

The revelations continue to flow out of this inquiry and former "allies" of Murdoch. I for one hope it sees to the end of his power in the UK and across the world.

The shareholders need to revolt and kick him out.

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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well can't say im surprised.
Off course if major corruption like this comes to light finally to the mainstream,us at ATS have known for years, i wonder if they make it here. It seems the UK is more willing to do something about it. It seems here in the USA they already have total control over the gov.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:15 AM
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This the same Murdoch, who's press cheer lead for war. Then hack the phones of the families of dead soldiers killed those wars.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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The same Murdoch who admitted to his attempts to manipulate the coverage in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq at Davos in 2010.




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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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.


Erm, what?



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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News Corp has denied these accusations, in particular the one regarding lobbying on behalf of the Republicans.


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.


www.bbc.co.uk...

Whoever it was on behalf of it seems pretty clear the phone-call took place. It is unlikely to have made much difference as Blair was already for the invasion and was trying to whip his party into shape to support him at the parliamentary vote the week following the call.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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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.


I agree. Cameron etc have been banging on about that there has been no "covert deal" or wink wink relationship with Murdoch's gang. The whole point is that there hasn't been the need for one. As you have pointed out they have put themselves in the "middle of policy advocacy" as PROVEN by this and John Major's revelation as well as the constant switching of side of Murdoch newspaper support in the UK from the Tories to Labour vice versa.
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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Is your name David Icke?




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Is your name David Icke?




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Is your name David Icke?




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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looks like 'in the loop' had more too it than trying to launch 'the thick of it' in America.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Murdoch is a serious slime ball. He is there perfect example of power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It wouldnt surprise me if this is true. I am waiting for more Murdoch scandals in the US to run rampant.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Murdoch is already under pressure in the US as a result of all this phone-hacking scandel at the Sun(newspaper).


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...


www.smh.com.au...

Who know's what Fox News has been up to in the US.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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its quite well known how screwed the murdochs are hence they constantly switch company positions, is it the new york post they run thats getting bitch slapped most in the upcoming trials?



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 07:14 AM
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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?



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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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?


Nobody pressured him, this is the kind of man he is. He is a massive right-wing demagogue.

This documentary, although quite clearly slanted against him and his organisation from the beginning, details this.


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