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Tag Archives: Sun
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
The temptation of celebrity power: the Police and Jimmy Savile
The temptation of celebrity affects us all. In this regard, the police are not alone. Like many others, the police succumbed to the temptation of Jimmy Savile’s celebrity status. They wanted to get to know a celebrity and a celebrity … Continue reading
Posted in philosophy, public sector, transparency Tagged Jimmy Savile, Scotland Yard, Sexual abuse, Sun, West Yorkshire Police 3 Comments
Has the UK media’s abuse of the public interest stifled democracy?
Over the last few weeks, we have seen the Sun newspaper publish photographs of a naked Prince Harry. They justified publishing the photographs as being in the public interest. Their defenders supported the decision by arguing that Prince Harry is … Continue reading
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