Comments on: What Rupert did Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: eachtohisown Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:32:05 +0000 It’s good to get a balanced and incisive essay like this.
The so-called RedTops (not Rebecca, though she would do; UK papers with a streak of Red on the front page) have such endless cheap titillation that I can’t understand how it sustains anything but a yawn.
Next, arguments are (for obvious reasons) distilled to One-Liners maybe backed up by a paragraph.
I can’t see how these enthusiastic “newspaper men”, now out of a job, could live with what they were doing. Even if the public wanted titillation (a la Moseley), are they proud of their activities? If the answer is Yes, there’s a good case for Changes to the laws so as to demand certain standards.
As there is for Utility Companies, Airlines etc. (& maybe one day, Banks – only joking).

By: march12 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:43:55 +0000 Mr. Lloyd, you have written an apology, presenting criminal activities as merely unethical or immoral. The media’s power has made its journalists corrupt. We members of the public are squeezed between the two pincers of the establishment, government and the media, that feed off each other: the plutocrats support both. In Murdoch, an evil alliance has taken hold. He is a plutocrat who aims to control the worldwide media. He reminds me of the evil villains in superhero stories–they want to control the world for their own unholy ends. “Now,” as would bemoan a Chapulin Colorado character in distress, “who will be able to save us?” Not the courts, it looks like. The chicken farmer has been guarding the henhouse while under extorsion by…the fox?