Thursday, July 21, 2011
Today a single link about China (and Apple)
PS. I have had extensive comments (especially from journalists) about the last post.
I am a left-of-center Australian who has lived with Rupert Murdoch far longer than most Americans. If you could not discern that the last line of the last post (about News Corp being the only remaining ethical newspaper company) was humor then Americans are even less able to detect dry humor than I thought. However there was an important point made which is that most journalists - including those that are beating up on Rupert Murdoch - would have a big problem with a proprietor who inquired into how they obtained certain stories.
Rupert Murdoch was always the most interfering of proprietors. That was (correctly I think) the main criticism most journalists had of him. But now they have a different standard: he should be actively aware of how his journalists are sourcing the stories to ensure that illegal methods are not used. That I think is having it both ways - and they want it both ways because (I think for good reason) they actively despise Rupert Murdoch.
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