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Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch
Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
For I know that some human beings are like horses—the more they get what they want, the more unruly they are apt to become.  The way to manage men like that is to put the fear of the bodyguard … Continue reading
Posted in good writing, justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged 1922 Committee, Breitbart, Donald Trump, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, tyranny, United Kingdom Comments Off on Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
Understanding Rupert Murdoch and the establishment
What is lost in the furore around Rupert Murdoch is that he is not part of the British Establishment. Despite the fact that he is an elite, he is not part of the establishment. His news organisation has a large … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, philosophy, public opinion Tagged Al-Waleed bin Talal, Andy Coulson, News Corporation, News International phone hacking scandal, News of the World, Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch, Sun, United States Department of Justice Comments Off on Understanding Rupert Murdoch and the establishment
Beyond Contempt: Does Money Buy Justice?
Peter Jukes has written an important book. The book is important because of what it reveals about UK politics, media, and justice. The case connects these areas. Too often people hear “important book” and immediately think that it is boring. … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, good writing, Government, justice, privacy, transparency Tagged Crown, Jukes, Max Clifford, News International, News of the World, Peter Jukes, Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch 8 Comments
In defence of PRISM: why we need governments in cyberspace.
With the latest revelations about the United States of America’s government’s access to various internet services companies, people have been outraged. They seem genuinely surprised that such action is occurring. What they fail to realize are two important things. … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized Tagged Apple, facebook, Google, Government Communications Headquarters, Law, magna carta, National Security Agency, Politics, Rupert Murdoch, United States Comments Off on In defence of PRISM: why we need governments in cyberspace.
What is the public interest in an undeclared war? Leveson Inquiry connection to the Iraq War
Was the Iraq war a declared war that demonstrated an existential threat to the United Kingdom against which the public had to be consulted? Lord Hennessy in his testimony to the Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, Government, statesmanship, war Tagged government, Iraq, Leveson Inquiry, Lord Hennessy, Public interest, Rupert Murdoch, United States, World News Comments Off on What is the public interest in an undeclared war? Leveson Inquiry connection to the Iraq War
Jay, Leveson, our modern day version of a Socratic dialogue
I have been enjoying the Leveson inquiry despite its depressing revelations. For many, what is of interest is seeing the powerful being brought to account. For others, it is a chance to see the issues raised by phone hacking addressed. … Continue reading
Posted in good writing, Government, privacy, public sector, transparency Tagged Brian Leveson, Jay, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Lord Justice Leveson, Plato, Rupert Murdoch, Socrates 1 Comment
Four questions Robert Jay failed to ask Rebekah Brooks and why they matter
The sessions with Rebekah Brooks proved interesting, but less exciting than the previous sessions with Rupert Murdoch. In large part, the sessions with Brooks and Coulson proved relatively less exciting because they are both facing criminal prosecution. As a result, … Continue reading
Why we need governments in cyberspace: a response to the Strongest Tribe article
In the article, you set out a serious of arguments, implicit and explicit, about the need, or lack thereof, for governments in cyberspace. In particular, you argue that the United States is the strongest tribe. There are some concerns with … Continue reading
Posted in Government, military, occupy wall street, republicanism, statesmanship, war Tagged Barack Obama, Cyberspace, France, human-rights, Paris, Paris Commune, Politics, Rule of law, Rupert Murdoch, Syria, United States Comments Off on Why we need governments in cyberspace: a response to the Strongest Tribe article
Meeting Murdoch: Political Influence always has a purpose.
When the bailiffs come to your home, you know the reason, you do not have to ask. I have never met Rupert Murdoch nor am I likely to meet him. If we were to meet, especially if he were to … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, transparency Tagged David Cameron, Huey Long, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Murdoch, Oliver Stone, oliver stone film, Politics, Rupert Murdoch, Tony Blair 4 Comments
Leveson is not A Few Good Men: Thoughts on Rupert Murdoch’s Testimony
I have watched the unfolding inquiry and several things struck me about James Murdoch’s testimony. What immediately jumps out is the reaction to one side of the story. To be sure, the testimony and the associated emails present a fascinating … Continue reading
Posted in Government, transparency Tagged A Few Good Men, BSkyB, colonel jessup, Jeremy Hunt, jonathan murdoch, Leveson Inquiry, Murdoch, News Corporation, News of the World, Politics, Rupert Murdoch Comments Off on Leveson is not A Few Good Men: Thoughts on Rupert Murdoch’s Testimony