Thursday, 21 July 2011

Murdoch grows a conscience?

Today the Times had the unfathomable gumption to run the above cartoon – under the headline ‘Priorities’ – in a brazen attempt to divert attention from the phone-hacking scandal to the issue of famine in Somalia. What an incredulous and cynical piece of posturing by the Murdoch Empire!

Every day 25,000 people die of starvation or malnutrition. Every year six million children die of hunger. How many times has this been the lead story on Sky News? Or the front page of the Sun or the Times? How many times were these issues ignored in favour of inane stories obtained through ill-gotten means? Where were Rupert Murdoch’s ‘priorities’ then? What a convenient time to grow a conscience.

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