July 2nd, 2012

Murdoch’s Sun Influence in Pictures

One of the most memorable soundbites from the Leveson Inquiry was Rupert Murdoch telling Mr Jay: “if you want to judge my thinking, look at the Sun“. That mantra was strikingly evident this morning as Uncle Rupe’s tweets on Scientology were followed by front page splash just hours later:

Now that the media mogul is on Twitter,  Sun editor Dominic Mohan doesn’t even have to wait for the call…


8 Comments

  1. 1
    Northern Chap says:

    To be fair, Scientology is deeply weird. They followed and wound up that BBC man something proper.

    • 6
      Col Nut says:

      Disciples of Ron Hubbard may be hiding in her cupboard.

    • 8
      Mailman says:

      the Scientology guy who did all the winding up has since recanted his cult beliefs….and for that GE has been hounded ever since.

  2. 2
    keddaw says:

    Is it not an offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act to call this cult a cult?

  3. 3
    Engineer says:

    Almost anything to do with Hollywood is probably best treated with either deep suspicion or outright contempt.

    Scientology sounds about as much benefit to humankind as Islamic Fundamentalism.

  4. 5
    Brown Watch! says:


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Francis Elliot reports on No. 10 strategy meetings:

“When discussion veers to subjects that Mr Crosby thinks of concern only to the political and journalistic classes, he treats the offender as a pub bore with a tart request to “pass the beer nuts, mate”.”



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