Murdoch, Pies, and the Media

First off, if I’m ever hit with a pie, it had better be a real pie and not one of these liberal cheapskate tins with foam in it.  What is with that?  If you’re going to risk a misdemeanor offense, at least invest in a banana cream.

Second, kudos to Murdoch’s wife for deflecting the pie tin attacker.  Now that’s my kind of feminist.

But on a more serious note, it’s been interesting to see how the NYT is trying to take down the WSJ and how MSNBC is gleefully going after Fox, both institutions owned by Murdoch.  Well, MSNBC has always been going after Fox, so no surprise there.  Even more distressing have been the British calls for more media regulation.  As Daniel Hannen so brilliantly put it, the way defense against media bias is having more media, not less.  Sure, that’s Britain, a country no longer known for freedom of speech, but I still hate to see it happen over there.

I don’t know much about British law, but it would appear that phone tapping is illegal there.  Investigate the alleged offenders and prosecute them for the crime.  If the FBI thinks it’s happened in the US (which I find hard to believe), then do the same and let’s get on with it.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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