hole lot of fun
adult play-time in leagues conjured up to provide content
especially when such activity is burdened with high flying aspirations only a small number can even contemplate, and the rest of us are supposed to be unquestioningly inspired by. And its all about money anyway.
No, I think what was on show wasn't something she learned in the last year, but what took her to the top of the organisations for which she worked. It was both highly impressive and unnerving.
Absolutely. The Vanity Fair background profile on her is required reading. It seems she barely held any true ideology or values of her own, and was so focused on upward movement as to leave nothing to chance. "Impressive and unnerving" doesn't begin to uncover it.
Anyway, I think it's safe to say that with Brooks being charged for perverting the course of justice, shit has officially got real, but I can't help but wonder who she's going to take down with her. And what the next play with be for everyone involved.
If the print unions had won, what would have happened? Newspapers *were* commercially viable in 1985 (Britain had at least seven national dailies). They'd have stayed so until the Internet came in.
At that stage, we might have gone quickly from expensive newspapers to free websites without going through the intermediate stage.
Murdoch is part of perpetuating a form of puntofijismo in the UK.
Political parties (all the mainstream ones) operate within parameters acceptable to Murdoch. In return, they receive broad support/neutrality rather than the vilification applied to Labour under Callaghan, Foot and Kinnock, who were outside this range.
They also furnish Murdoch with the practical help he needs - tolerance of monopoly abuse, illegal and corrupt practices.
Fortunately, this is being broken down along with everything else. [In Ireland, where I'm visiting, there is an upcoming referendum on the EU Fiscal Treaty. In a local version of puntofijismo, all the mainstream parties support the treaty, with only Sinn Fein and a few leftist groups opposed. Despite this, polls are showing nearly a third opposed to the treaty.]
Horses for courses - baffled be sure - A just course of scapegoat to be served with a side order of pervert and a witch hunt where they find a real witch.
After the expensive side show runs it course she will, most likely, at least have a new set of pyjamas.
This makes it downright funny