Friday, November 13, 2009

Good riddance to Rupert Murdoch's yellow journalism

Rupert Murdoch (News Corporation) is going to start charging for internet content from his media empire. Read the story here.

I say, Good fecking riddance!!! Murdoch can take his propaganda from the net and search engines; and the world will be a better place for it. Other more honourable media feeds will quickly fill the hole left by what he assures us is 'news'. (Isn't that what capitalism is all about?)

Watch this short video to see how reporters feel about the intervention of 'corporate strategy' on the ethics of journalism.

Globelisation and the internet

And as an added benefit, I won't have to sift through all the garbage his publications fill the search engine news pages with. Perhaps we can have real news then, which is not motivated by the corporatised agenda of more, more, more, profit, profit, profit. Perhaps we can get a bit of unvarnished truth for a change. Maybe the real 'spirit of journalism' will be reborn.

So Good Riddance to the Murdoch empire's propaganda. For in my humble opinion, you should have to PAY US to read your crap.

1 comment:

stayingfree said...

Nice one!! I reckon after Thatchler he's the next one on the list of 'Deaths to Celebrate'!!


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