February 15th, 2012

Murdoch on Politicians


115 Comments

  1. 1
    Fact says:

    To Gaol with the Murdochs. When are we going to find a Murdoch who can tell the truth ?

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    • 4
      Spartacus says:

      truth, . . . i remember truth

      To Gaol with the blairs and bushes of this world

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      • 12
        misterned says:

        What really pisses me off about this tweet is the fact that FOX news are doing as much as they can to stamp out the Presidential campaign of one of the few truly honest and decent politicians in the world and give preference to the lying sacks of shit Romney, Gingrich and Santorum.

        Whatever you think of Dr Ron Paul’s policies, there is no doubt that he is honest, true to his word, has a massive amount of integrity and will keep his campaign promises.

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        • 95
          Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

          Ron Paul! He is a twit! Note: we Canadians follow American politics obsessively.

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      • 24
        Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

        Politicians are Puppets. They are instruments of the State and are some of the Greatest actors ever heard. Lying isn’t what they do, they just act. Murdoch media empire helps them to Shape the political landscape by keeping the people from the TRUTH. Who is the Money behind News International and How do they get their Money? Dont be surprised if they make money from Military Kit.
        Phoney Drug Wars
        Whipping up the invasion on IRAQ. Portraying dissenters as the lunatic fringe. All perpetrated by the MEDIA in collaboration with the State.
        More. Hypocrisy from Murdoch wont help.

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        • 38
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          So do you believe any of this guido stuff?

          That he spends a lot of time picking up info, meeting them in “relaxed” surroundings, and all he gets is that they’re gits and fools, who fall over, pick their noses, speed, and have their hands in the sweetie jar.

          Is he keeping all the really serious stuff from us?

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        • 63
          Ex-Tory says:

          Murdoch started as a hack, bought a newspaper and built a media empire through hard work and entreprenuerialism. No State support (like the Guardian) or aliens to blame.

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          • lying Politician says:

            What a load of Cr-p

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          • lying Politician says:

            Did he Pay the Maggie’s Police State to Destroy Fleet Street and any dissent that might Pave the way for the Sh-t we have for Press today. Destroying the Unions lead to destroying any way of keeping the Press barons in Check. Who in Fu-ks name do you think Murdoch was working for? If the British Press has been left alone the CIA would have been uncovered as the largest Drug shipping Cartel in the World.

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        • 69
          Spartacus says:

          levinsun is certainly a puppet

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      • 40
        Anonymous says:

        Spartacus,you omitted Al Campb*ll & Mandelslime from your hit list to name just two.

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      • 60
        misterned says:

        FFS! What word triggered the automod?

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      • 61
        misterned says:

        Dr Ron Paul = honest.

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      • 64
        Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

        I am a man of the utmost morality. I do not chase young women for sex and travel abroad on taxpayer’s money for the same purpose. I have not spent my whole life troughing in politics. Portsmouth City Council is the most uncorrupt Council in the UK and the planning department of which I am Head, is beyond reproach. Property Developers in Portsmouth, my friends and colleagues, are not part of an organised crime syndicate calling themselves the ‘Portsmouth Businessmen,’ I call them my ‘boys.’ I am highly educated and have represented my country in the most distinguished way in it’s relations with eastern Europe. I am not a member of the Freemasons. Boaz.

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      • 81
        Pontius Pilatus says:

        Quid est veritas?

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      • 83
        Anonymous says:

        Here’s someone that tells the truth

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        • 86
          Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

          He needs to stay out of Aircraft, Their fuel injections systems can be jammed by ultrasound guns stopping the flow of fuel.
          Oh I forgot he has already had a near squeak last year.

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      the truth and nothing but the truth says:

      What about this for a fact?. Your a useless, establishment poodle cuпt.

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      • 15
        Fact says:

        It’s a rubbish fact and you wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped up and bit you on the arse, James. Or Wendy. Probably James. Or could be Lacky ….

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        • 103
          the truth and nothing but the truth says:

          Murdoch has fought the British establishment for decades, what have you one? Posted crap comments. Now do one.

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          • Fact says:

            He propped up and installed various corrupt establishments for years you fucking nugget.

            When Murdoch had the influence to change things Murdoch did so for his own benefit.

            Had you the wit I’d explain. As you have not you can fuck off.

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          • Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

            Obviously some Reporter looking at a bit of Porridge. How can any one defend News Internationals excuse for a Media outlet., Just watch any of the news coverage in the USA. NOT covering the RON PAUL attempt at getting into the Whitehouse. Even the BBC have been muted about the whole thing, Its funny but quite frightening how the media is all under some type of control.

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        Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

        The only FACT is that the whole rotten putrid affair, is going to end with a number of individuals Grassing each other up as the threat of imprisonment looms. Thank the LORD for the Rule of LAW.

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      Er, isn’t it a case of the pot calling the kettle black

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      • 16
        Fact says:

        Lock ‘em all up!

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        • 31
          Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

          Unintended consequences from the Hypocrisy,,lies,,and self servicing institutions that have been developed here for the last 30 yr., Starting with the Thatcher Government, that smashed all dissent with the help from Revenue obtained from the NORTH SEA. Oil and Gas Bonanza. Cupboards now Bare and Fu-k all to show for it. WELL DONE MAGGIE AND THANKS FOR THE Deregulation of the BANKS.
          WELL DONE BLAIR. FOR TAKING THE COUNTRY INTO PHONEY WARS.
          Well done to all of the Political Elite for smashing the economy to pieces.

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        • 33
          Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

          Why dont you enlighten us then old man, starting with Bliar and Campbell……….

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          • Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

            Country is on the Bottom and Higher Taxes will only take more money out of the economy. Well done as Rangers goes down the toilet, how many football fans cant afford the tickets as their money is spent on Fuel TAX.

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    • 39
      Popeye says:

      Rupert, you old devil, never thought you had it in you.
      But, Politicians….Truth? You are expecting rather a lot.

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    • 54
      Tony Bliar says:

      For £100,000 per hour – cash used bank notes, plus expenses (later to be shredded) and first class travel oh and I want another one of those special unlimited credit cards for Cherie – they only work for one hour but I turn her loose in Harrods …

      Meet those conditions and I’ll say whatever you want.

      Really whatever. And I’m very happy to associate with bloody dictators. Let’s face it, few of them have started as many wars as me. I’m an expert at modernising.

      Cherie wants another mansion.

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  2. 2
    Grim says:

    He’s pretty cosy with Netanyahu though.

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  3. 3
    Dai says:

    Hacked.

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  4. 8
    Gonk says:

    Some …… one, way, how, compliant idiot, fool, flying pig ..

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  5. 9
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Pity he didn’t tell the ‘truth’ about bliar, campball and broon when he has the chance.

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  6. 11
    It be a fact says:

    The plebs cant handle the truth.

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  7. 13
    Tooth fairy says:

    Who’s upset the old crock?

    Trouble is, he is right, but he was / is a position to expose the hypocrites but has thus far not done so. Perhaps a few headlines to expose them is in order.

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    • 19
      Fact says:

      That’s a juicy prospect, if NI is to be damned then it ought to be publish and be damned. And no blind items. A series of both barrels, full bore exposés on all politicians is long over due. All that dirt the digger is carrying around .. must be a burden for the old fella.

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  8. 18
    Not surprised says:

    “Nothing lasts forever: even the longest, the most glittering reign must come to an end someday” …. Francis Urquhart, House of Cards.

    True in 1989 when Michael Dobbs wrote it & still true today.

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  9. 21
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    He can’t get politicians to tell his version of “the truth”.

    Thats actually the best news I’ve ever heard in my life.

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  10. 22
    Mark says:

    The problem isn’t the Politicians its the fact that the Public will not vote for anyone who wants to tell the hard truth.

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    • 35
      The Central Scrutininzer says:

      I disagree. I think there would be plenty of aspiring politicians who would tell the truth – and I think that members of the public would vote for them too. The real problem is the political party system where parties insist their representatives tow the party line even if a) it doesn’t make sense, b) they don’t believe in it.

      Only our independent politicians think independently.

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      • 62
        I Remember You Hoo says:

        End the Whips Office and allow free votes on all issues. Let the voters decide based on the voting record of each MP.

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          Really? says:

          …and in other news, a candidate who we have decided deserves no coverage is placed somewhere with Smiling Emptysuit and his bitter rival, Serious Emptysuit.

          All the truth you can handle, 24 hours a day.

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  11. 23
    farmergiles says:

    print what you know then

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  12. 25
    Press says:

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  13. 26
    Pontius Pilate says:

    What is “truth”?

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  14. 28
    Malcom says:

    Am really confused by this sites stance on freedom of the press.

    If we want a free press then it might be a good thing if journo`s didnt hack phones, blag details and coruppt the police.

    The way they have acted would make you think they dont want a free press.

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    • 34
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I get the idea that “freedom of the press” is indivisible etc. But anything to do with celebs is a ridiculous sideshow – but it also happens to be the “main show” at the moment.

      I don’t know why anyone isn’t pushing a “bread and circuses” line for the Sun, or indeed a conspiracy theory that they have been doing all this shit on purpose to get that muzzle the press.

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      Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

      Corrupt the police! You talk as if they were children, incapable of not permitting themselves to be corrupted. Two to tango, etc.

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  15. 29
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Rupert Murdoch should look to Tom Watson for the truth. In fact Watson could tell us all why he claimed £100,000 on expenses for a flat. Watson could also be honest about his agenda in attacking the Murdochs, is it to defend the Dowlers or Mccanns, or is it to gain revenge for his master Gordon Brown.

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    • 42
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      It’s to throw so much shit into the fan that no one starts asking details about the relationships between Labour and NI during the Blair/Brown disaster years. Don’t forget that, Dowlers/McCanns and sleepovers happened on Labour’s watch and it was a Labour appointed Chief Commissioner of the Met who presided over much of the corrupt activity.

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      • 55
        nellnewman says:

        +1

        Although the thought of having sleepovers with the browns leaves me feeling slightly nauseous and calls into question the sane judgement of people who would contemplate such a thing.

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        • 67
          Where can I cash my Drachmas says:

          The McCanns had a sleepover at the Blair’s? Dodgy.

          I hope they did a headcount afterwards.

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    • 44
      Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

      I think we both know the answer to that…..

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    • 46
      nellnewman says:

      The truth and twatson – now there’s a laugh!!

      Bit like oil and water.

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      • 68
        Anonymous says:

        Blair and Brown are evil personified. Poodles like Watson do their bidding. The media et al are giving Abu Qatada grief, and quite rightly, but why not Blair and Brown for their crimes against the UK and Iraq.
        It shouldn’t amaze us how Miliband and Watson’s type use people like the Dowlers to serve their own interests.
        Murdochs newspapers may be scum in what they have done but they are not alone, a fact the BBC and Labour would not have us believe.

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  16. 36
    MB. says:

    Which country does he mean? The UK, USA, Australia ……. ?

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  17. 37
    pissed off voter says:

    Is the first time that Murdoch has told the truth?

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  18. 41

    Yеаrs оf crееpіng sоcіаlіsm hаvе brоught us tо а pаss whеrе thеrе іs nо іntеrеst whіch yоu cаn trust bеcаusе еvеryоnе: еvеry cоmpаny, еvеry publіc bоdy аnd аll thеіr аcоlytеs, hаs а mе-fіrst аgеndа.

    Vеry fеw pеоplе rеmеmbеr, оr еvеn cаrе, thаt wе gаіnеd оur frееdоm tо wаllоw іn thіs sеlf-іndulgеncе аt а cоst оf much blооd. Thаt іs аll nоw tаkеn fоr grаntеd – іf іt іs nоt cоmplеtеly fоrgоttеn.

    Thіs іs thе vеry sіtuаtіоn whеrе wе stаnd tо lоsе thаt vеry frееdоm аnd іt іs hаppеnіng аs wе spеаk. А fеw lоnеly vоіcеs оf wаrnіng wіll bе іgnоrеd – untіl thе sіtuаtіоn іs аlmоst tоо lаtе – lооk аt thе 1930s fоr thе lаst rеpеаt оf thе currеnt pаttеrn.

    Thе аwful truth mаy bе thаt wаr іs а nеcеssаry pаrt оf thе rеgulаtоry bаlаncе оf humаn survіvаl аnd, аs wіth thе mаrkеt, clеаns оut thіs humаn wеаknеss fоr cоmplаcеncy fоr аnоthеr pеrіоd – untіl thе wrеtchеd prоcеss stаrts аll оvеr аgаіn.

    Thе dаy оf rеckоnіng mаy bе clоsеr thаn wе thіnk.

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    • 47
      Year End says:

      will you let me £100?

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    • 51
      nellnewman says:

      +1

      And I hope the day of reckoning for the eu comes in my lifetime. It is an evil parasite sucking democracy out of the UK and Europe.

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      • 65

        And we have exported all our production to China. They have carte blanche to obliterate any freedom of thought and expression with their people and may pollute the atmosphere as much as they like whilst we have to drive our costs up to the point of uncompetitiveness by so-called “green” considerations and, if we are still in business after that, then the employment laws, human rights restrictions, equality legislation etc. will bring us to a dead stop. Haven’t even mentioned taxes yet.

        What madness is this that we have signed up to?

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      • 66

        Аnd wе hаvе еxpоrtеd аll оur prоductіоn tо Chіnа. Thеy hаvе cаrtе blаnchе tо оblіtеrаtе аny frееdоm оf thоught аnd еxprеssіоn wіth thеіr pеоplе аnd mаy pоllutе thе аtmоsphеrе аs much аs thеy lіkе whіlst wе hаvе tо drіvе оur cоsts up tо thе pоіnt оf uncоmpеtіtіvеnеss by sо-cаllеd “grееn” cоnsіdеrаtіоns аnd, іf wе аrе stіll іn busіnеss аftеr thаt, thеn thе еmplоymеnt lаws, humаn rіghts rеstrіctіоns, еquаlіty lеgіslаtіоn еtc. wіll brіng us tо а dеаd stоp. Hаvеn’t еvеn mеntіоnеd tаxеs yеt.

        Whаt mаdnеss іs thіs thаt wе hаvе sіgnеd up tо?

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      • 87
        Steve Lloyd says:

        + 1000.

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    • 57
      eric spock. says:

      So socialism is where companies do what is in the best interest of the company.

      Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected.

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      • 71

        Nо.

        Cоmpаnіеs еxіstеd bеfоrе sоcіаlіsm – аs yоu wеll knоw.

        Hоwеvеr thеrе іs а fоrm оf cоrpоrаtіsm thаt оwеs vіrtuаlly nоthіng tо thе frее mаrkеts. Blаіr/Brоwn pеrfеctеd іt.

        Lооk аt thе BBC fоr еxаmplе оr Thе Guаrdіаn.

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    • 58
      Taxfodder says:

      Fair post however….

      Thievery, greed and complacency seems to emanate from all walks of life and mostly by example from those who seek to rule and govern.

      If you are going to blame socialists you might as well blame the monarchy too, or is that a little too much truth?

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      • 84

        The Queen is 85 years old. She still performs her duties every day.

        Compare this with many people who retire from their civil service job at 65 or younger.

        I do not see that she is putting herself first.

        The question of whether the monarchy can, or should, survive is a separate and valid issue. I am a supporter.

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        • 104
          Taxfodder says:

          Many, many retired people of all ages and persuasions do voluntary work unpaid or care for a partner, or are just plain unsung good people supporting their queen and country and paying their taxes….

          Socialists too I believe!

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          • Could not disagree with that.

            My original point was about the self-indulgent attitude of an increasing number of people who live upon the expectation of a bail out.

            That happens with people but also with corporations and local government.

            The reason I linked it to socialism is the dependency aspect of it. RBS is a drain on our resource just as much as someone who can work but will not. Both are a perverse aspect of socialism and its can’t be allowed to fail creed. This then flows over into other more sustainable situations.

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    • 78
      Gonk says:

      Respect

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  19. 43
    Gordon Brown says:

    after examining this morning’s toilet, I believe I may have lost the ability to digest potato

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    • 72
      Ivor Tapeworm says:

      These Gordon Brown toilet posts are getting rather tedious.

      There is plenty of real ammunition you could use against the corrupt bastard.

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      • 82
        just saying says:

        I quite like them.

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        • 97
          ed martin says:

          Yes, so do, I. We must remember that we refer to the eponymous creator of Gordon’s Brown Hole. Great achievements require proper recognition.

          As it said on every sheet of IZAL bog-paper years ago:
          ‘now please wash your hands’

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  20. 45
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Murdoch means of course, ‘Why have the politicians seen through my new clothes?’

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    • 59
      Vote now says:

      The man may be an unpleasant chap, but he may also be speaking the truth as he sees it. How many of us, whatever paper we buy or web sites we haunt, really think that politicians of any persuasion tell the truth?

      The real truth, the unvarnished facts, may well be too depressing for us to take. Offering promises or ‘hope’ at least keeps us going to some degree. And anyway, as we are all into celebs now, so what if we had a truth-teller who was fugly? We need smart lookers with handsome features to win our trust and approval.

      Vote for me, I am pretty and clean and I smile a lot and say loud and clear that everything will be better one day if you just do as I say…

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  21. 48
    nellnewman says:

    Well he’s right in what he says – there is No truth in politics/politicians anywhere. Liars everyone.

    He just forgot to add that the media too is self serving grubby and not always honest.

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  22. 73
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Like him or not, nothing wrong with Murdochs statement.

    Only one thing lower in the gutter than some journalists, and thats politicians.

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  23. 75
    edmartin says:

    If my name was derived from the mediaeval Scots-Norman expression ‘och merde’ I’d use it with great care.

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  24. 77
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    What Murdoch says may be perfectly correct but if he has done anything illegal himself he should go to Jail .

    He is no better or worse than us who live in Wrekenton.

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      Sailor says:

      Hey You. My Nana lived in Wrekenton and she was thrown out of the Seven Stars more times than you’ve had hot dinners.

      Regards

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  25. 80

    Mr Pot meet Mr Kettle

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  26. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Is this the same Rupert Murdoch who was quite happy with politicians when Blair was sniffing his backside?

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    All Fatcher's fault... says:

    There’s an incredible debate going on BBC5Live from Salford about unemployment.
    The amount of self-pity from the yoof about the jobcentre not doing anything for them is stunning. Some with politics and history degrees, philosophy graduates are finding that their degrees are worth fuck all.
    There’s a shock.
    The chickens are coming home to roost big style.

    Its always someone else’s fault.

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    • 101
      When the policies fail, blame the people says:

      Well who expanded higher education in the late 80s/early 90s as a way of massaging the unemployment figures?

      Is it any wonder when every school leaver is actively encouraged to go to university that we end up with far more graduates then we need?

      Is it really surprising when you flood the country with immigrants in the hundreds of thousands that unemployment starts going through the roof?

      When are you party tribalists going to realise that actions have consequences?

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  28. 94
    Anonymous says:

    We need to really drain the swamp, then all the politicians and jorno’s will go down the shitter

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  29. 102
    Jimmy says:

    I trust someone has reminded him of Tom Watson’s wonderful work

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  30. 105
    Desperate Dan says:

    Splash it on the front page Rupert. We want to know all the gory details.

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  31. 113
    lying Politician says:

    What a load of Crap, Murdoch couldn’t fight his way out of a paper Bag. He has never fought anything in his life. By the way is his SON Gay? He looks Gay. He had to get Maggie and the MET to fight the Print Unions. Didn’t see him on the front line. Just a thought, Why would the STATE help him out like that. He really looks like he fought the STATE when he supported Bliar’s illegal WAR. Or thatcher smashing all of the dissenting voices about the deregulation of the BANKING system. Strange but I dont see any fighting.

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