posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 07:44 AM
If Rupert Murdoch does decide to start supporting Cameron, you can pretty bet that come the next election, the Tories will do well. The Sun, one of
Murdochs papers, is one of the most widely circulated papers in the country, and lets be honest, is a complete load of rubbish, what it reports as
"news" simply isnt.
Now no dis-respect to readers of The Sun, but many of them are not too politically aware. Because of this, they are more likely to fall for lies being
told to them by the paper, as its taken as truth. It is a mass generilisation I know, but in most cases it is correct. The Sun also has a habit of
reporting total un-truths, and totally jumping the gun. Remember a few years back, when The Sun, and the News of The World, their sister paper,
printed the names of alledged paedophiles, some who turned out not to be, and many people were violently attacked because of this, it shows that this
paper really does have a large following, who believe all it says.
My point is, if one of the worlds most powerful media barons, Rupert Murdoch starts to support the Tories, or any other political party, traditionally
Labour, you can expect many many people to follow suit, i.e in the 1997 general election when Labour began their reign, the Suns front page the next
day, something along the lines of "The Sun Won It", and perhaps it is true, as they run a massive campaign against the Conservatives, and it paid
I do not think mass media companies should be allowed to be run by people of certain political preference, they should be 100% impartial. But alas, it
is very unlikely for this to happen.