The envy-ridden, hate-filled leftist media are this morning trumpeting the finding by an envy-ridden, hate-filled leftist (including the Tories) UK parliamentary committee that Rupert Murdoch – Our Rupert – is unfit to run a global company like News:
“News International and its parent News Corporation exhibited wilful blindness, for which the companies’ directors – including Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch – should ultimately take responsibility,” it said. “Their instinct throughout, until it was too late, was to cover up rather than seek out wrongdoing and discipline the perpetrators. Even if there were a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ culture at News International, the whole affair demonstrates huge failings of corporate governance at the company and its parent, News Corporation.
We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”
Since when is buck-shifting and claiming no idea what’s going on in your own company a reason to be ashamed? As Jon Stewart wisely noted on The Daily Show, the buck stops somewhere… down there. And so it should.
The ABC, The Age, Crikey… these “news” outlets are treating the finding as evidence of Mr Murdoch’s failings, rather than evidence of a hostile and bullying UK parliament bent on crushing innocent billionnaires who’ve spent decades making and breaking governments.
Fortuantely our quality media – The Australian, the Herald Sun, the Daily Telegraph and so on – are treating the story with the contempt it deserves. Kudos to them for standing up for principle and burying the thing as much as possible. Don’t tell us about it, and we won’t ask.
ELSEWHERE: Murdoch’s UK Sun today discovers LOLCats.
Will these astonishing developments be leading news.com.au tomorrow?