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Monday, January 03, 2005

Who's YOUR Daddy?

Apparently, Rupert Murdoch is Tony Blair's "daddy."

While the debate over Fox's latest reality-suck-fest rages across 'Merica, check out this article from the Guardian UK re: Rupert's quest for total, global media domination.

The title? "Files show extent of Murdoch lobbying - Tycoon won ministers' assurance that he could bid for Channel Five"

Hey, hey!

A few key excerpts:
Freedom of information files released to the Guardian reveal how the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch wields extensive lobbying clout over the Blair government.

Mr Murdoch secured private reassurances from ministers during heavy lobbying that he would be able to buy Channel Five if he wanted to, according to partly censored documents released by the culture secretary, Tessa Jowell.

In previously undisclosed meetings, representatives of the Murdoch empire were able to lobby ministers six times in a crucial five-month period when an important bill was passing through parliament.

Citizens' groups have said they were unable to get similar face-to-face access to ministers.

There has been longstanding speculation that Mr Murdoch wants to buy Five, although he has denied that he intends to do so. His opponents fear that he would exert too much power if he was able to own a terrestrial channel as well as the satellite station Sky and four national newspapers.
That's it?

Hopefully, Mr. Murdoch will be able to do the same...here in the US. I'd like the New York Post to become our true, national paper...so we can wake up to THIS KINDA STUFF everyday.

It's all about the "Page 3" girls. And the "Tiniest Groom." And "Cops." "Who's Your Daddy?" "Idol." "Paradise Hotel." Yada yada.

Good times.

More later...

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