Thursday, July 9, 2009

Your Dreamworld Just About To End?

"So shut that buckle and turn that key again
Take me to a place they say the dreaming never ends
Open wide drive that mystery road
Walk through eden's garden and then wonder as you go
Sign says honymoon to rent
Cloudland into dreamland turns
The sun comes up and we all learn
Those wheels must turn"

'Dreamworld', Midnight Oil [1987]

Nick Davies wrote an excellent book about the hopeless state of journalism ('Flat Earth News'). One of the jaw dropping chapters deals with Murdoch hacks breaking the law and getting others to break the law, not for great journalism or to speak truth to power but, for sensationalist gossip, borderline blackmail and base political purposes.

His article for 'The Guardian' about Murdoch's people illegally hacking into private phones, lying about it in court documents, getting caught out in those lies and then secretly settling those claims for millions of dollars, is REAL journalism and a 'must read' piece.

Tomorrow a House of Commons committee might question some of Rupert's executives. How quaintly naive! Asking them questions? Expecting truthful answers? Care to buy the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Take matters into your own hands, BOYCOTT THE MURDOCH EMPIRE AND SEND THEM BROKE!

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