Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bill Moyers Rips Murdoch

Owning businesses is fine. Controlling what people get to know, isn't.
Bill Moyers Rips Murdoch On PBS Show Tonight

By Joe Strupp (

Published: June 29, 2007 11:50 AM ET
NEW YORK Tonight's edition of Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS contains a stinging criticism of Rupert Murdoch by the show's host, who uses the pending sale of Dow Jones & Co. to Murdoch as an excuse to point out what he deems are the News Corp. chairman's worst traits.

"If Rupert Murdoch were the Angel Gabriel, you still wouldn't want him owning the sun, the moon and the stars," Moyers starts his video essay. "That's too much prime real estate for even the pure in heart.

"But Rupert Murdoch is no saint, he is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity. When it comes to money and power, he is carnivorous, all appetite, no taste. He'll eat anything in his path," Moyers adds. "Politicians become little clay pigeons to be picked off with flattering headlines, generous air time, a book contract, or the old-fashioned blackjack that never misses, campaign cash. (source)

A Bill Moyers essay on Rupert Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal.

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