Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Rupert Murdoch Admits to Manipulating the Media

From Crooks and Liars...
While at Davos, Rupert Murdoch discusses the rise of the Internet and digital media, but tells us he used News Corp. to manipulate the news.

Asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: "No, I don't think so. We tried." Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: "We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East…but we have been very critical of his execution."

Am I reading this correctly? I found the webcast and it seems they haven't included Rupert's admission in the 9 minutes or so that they posted? I emailed The World Economic Forum for the full video. A memo to Murdock: A news organization is supposed to report—–— the news, not support an agenda.

Mark Howard sent in the tip and has more

Juan Cole…Murdoch's media have done more to cheapen American values…

LINK: Rupert Murdoch admits manipulating the media…Surprise…Surprise

"We tried"
-- Rupert Murdoch

-Mr. Joseph

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