Comments on: Power corrupted the Murdoch empire’s journalism http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/13/power-corrupted-the-murdoch-empires-journalism/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Greystoke http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/13/power-corrupted-the-murdoch-empires-journalism/#comment-389644 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:46:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27764#comment-389644 The New York Times recently published classified secrets of the United States government which may have endangered the safety and perhaps the lives of Americans and allies of America. But somehow, we’re all supposed to get worked up about a few reporters hacking cell phones. I’m certainly not saying it’s right or good; it’s horrible, absolutely horrible. However, in the scheme of things, I simply don’t understand the situational outrage. When the New York Times does something despicable like publishing U.S. military, diplomatic, and intelligence secrets or allowing reporters to place false stories like Jason Blair, I didn’t see calls for shutting down the paper.

It seems quite obvious that the main reason for the manufactured outrage against Murdoch has more to do with politics than it is about actual integrity in the press. It’s as if the First Amendment is only important when the left says it’s important, and that hypocrisy is a serious problem.

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By: icub412 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/13/power-corrupted-the-murdoch-empires-journalism/#comment-389567 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:43:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27764#comment-389567 Like the right for women to vote, first in New Zealand in 1893 and then in South Australia in 1895, the spread of women’s suffrage travelled the globe, I expect the same will occur with this break from tradition. Surely News Corp and others of media infamy will find this liberating contagion infecting America and other western nations soon.

Nice opinion piece, by the way, Mr John Lloyd.

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