Tag Archives: News Ltd

Credit where it’s due

A few days ago – via a friend’s Facebook news feed – I learnt that a thread concerning asylum seekers on Perth Now’s Facebook page had spiralled out of control in a particularly virulent way. Based on reports (I do not know whether they were true) that a boatload of asylum seekers off the Western […]

Credit where it's due

A few days ago – via a friend’s Facebook news feed – I learnt that a thread concerning asylum seekers on Perth Now’s Facebook page had spiralled out of control in a particularly virulent way. Based on reports (I do not know whether they were true) that a boatload of asylum seekers off the Western […]

Because they are elected

The Murdoch empire was fundamentally hostile to British history and institutions, and intrinsically opposed to the rule of law. It pressed for a powerful republican agenda and effectively occupied a great deal of the public space which previously belonged to Parliament. It became normal for ministers to make important announcements through the press, bypassing the […]

‘Scousers never buy the Sun

I’m not a folk-singer aficionado, but I have a feeling this particular exponent of the genre has just written himself a number one. What makes the piece especially interesting is Billy Bragg’s awareness that the whole Murdoch blow-up not only reflects badly on media and politicians, but also on us, the (fairly) willing consumers of […]