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Jan 13 2011

The pernicious influence of Rupert Murdoch

Although the problems with the media that I have described are largely structural, it is possible to identify particularly insidious influences that are epitomize its decline and Rupert Murdoch is the undoubted leader.

In this 1994 clip British television writer Dennis Potter describes how Murdoch played a large role is destroying the quality of British media, a process that he is continuing in the US.

(Thanks to Harry Kroto.)

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    Mark

    It’s scary to think about the massive influence that Murdock holds and how he chooses to wield it (with a certain goal or objective outside of simply reporting the news and keeping politicians honest).

    I wonder if we see even more consolidation over the ensuing years as radio has had a significant version itself, when does the same thing happen to tv?

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