Category: Rupert Murdoch

“Thank goodness it’s Friday!”

Yes, I know.  It’s pretty hackneyed to say so.  It’s a cliché – yet, even so, a truth. Is that why publishing empires like Murdoch’s have grown to such a size?  He has, after all, specialised in giving people what…

How the West which was won was lost in a decade

This is a hacking and tracking century, I’m afraid.  We are losing our moral compass – and fast.  Two stories which draw my attention today and provide evidence for these unhappy assertions. First, these serious hacking allegations: Part of Rupert…

Snake in the gas

This story – whilst an old one from May 2008 – came my way via my favourite tweeting gasman, Gary Robinson, on Twitter this morning: Two pest controllers were called to coax a 4ft (1.2m) orange snake into a bag…

Murdochs, monks and dirty habits

I read this story from the Mail today almost as soon as it was published.  I thought it might be wise to wait and see.  Even after everything that has happened, and even after everything we’ve all written, I did…

Why none of us is to blame

There’s a very good post out there which defends bankers from the public excoriation they have been suffering of late.   It’s so very good that I almost end up excusing the bankers myself for the terrible travails they have…