Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

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Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Required reading for news junkies and those interested in understanding Murdoch’s seemingly ironclad grip on the news.

"In the end, this story is about corruption by power," he notes, before adding, vividly of the Murdochs: "From the criminal underworld to the headquarters of London's police force, from the decks of yachts in the Mediterranean to farmhouses in the Cotswolds and the deep-carpeted rooms of Downing Street, they had spun an invisible web of connections and corruption." The law of the playground states that the bully survives only if he is indulged. That surely is the greater crime, and that is laid at the politicians' door.

Newspapers like to say it’s their job to hold the powerful to account.

It is a tale of stupidity, incompetence, fear, intimidation, lying, downright wickedness and corruption in high places.