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