If you have not already started, tune into The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (BBC2 Tuesday 9pm-10pm and Thursday 11:30pm-12:30am) now.
It is not the usual Beeb pap but a revealing (first) series showing what a corrupt lot of politicians he used his money and media power to buy influence with.
Just seeing smarmy Blair make his grinning excuse for flying in from the UK just to join a jolly with Murdoch on his millionaire’s yacht makes any viewer instantly queasy.
Only John Major had the ba…ckbone to stand up to the media mogul who was helped to power by Mad Maggie.
Murdoch told the dull as ditch water Prime Minister straight out that if he did not change the law as Murdoch wanted it change his papers would not back the Tories at the next election and would support Blair.
To Major’s eternal credit he told Murdoch to get lost, something Blair would never dream of doing in a month of Sundays.
To everyone’s astonishment at the next general election, Murdoch’s papers came out in support of Blair, even though he claimed he led the Labour Party.
Do yourself a favour and catch the first episode on the Beeb’s online watch again iPlayer service (you have to register) to be ready for the next episode which is described as: “An alliance forms, including Hugh Grant, that is willing to take on the Murdoch empire. A scandal threatens Rupert’s dream of passing on the family business to one of his children.”
Wednesday 7am Al Jazeera. Yemen: War Profiteers. One for recording. “Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen have caused thousands of civilian deaths and may constitute war crimes. Are European countries [including the UK] supplying arms complicit? “ Also see The Forgotten War on Yemen, Chris Williamson discusses the ongoing disaster with guests. It was live last week on his Resistance TV site but you can now seen it on YouTube.
Wed/Thurs 12:30am Al Jazeera. Counting the Cost. Cold War II. Could the United States break Hong Kong’s peg to the dollar? Plus, Turkey’s wars and Putin’s economic challenge.
Thursday, 3:30am Al Jazeera. Slavery: A 21st Century Evil. The plight of the millions of women every year sold into sex slavery.
Every Saturday Sputnik on RT George Galloway’s political discussion show at 10:30am then repeated at 2.30pm, 8:30pm and 12:30am.
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