Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The End of “The World”

Hopefully, it’s the beginning of the end of Rupert Murdoch and his influence in politics. This is a complicated story. You will need a full hour to watch it. My readers know that I don’t post things of this length often. This is special.

As you do watch it, please take note of the characters and themes I have tried to point out over the years. Margaret Thatcher -- Ronald Reagan’s buddy -- empowered Murdoch by loosening regulations. He used that power to further corrupt the government. He went to war with the unions. The story should be familiar to you by now.

Take special note of the role of The Guardian and The New York Times played. A gay member of Parliament. A solicitor with MS. And a lone reporter with courage. Time and time again it seems as if civilization depends upon the frailest of people and institutions.

Watch Murdoch's Scandal on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Don Brown
April 10, 2012

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