- 01-05-2012, 12:33 #1
Rupert Murdoch is not a fit and proper person
to run a corporation.
Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to lead major international company, MPs conclude | Media | guardian.co.uk (c) Y Grauniad
BBC News - Rupert Murdoch 'not fit person' to lead News Corp, say MPs (c) Auntie
Couldn't happen to a nicer man. His son gets a kickin in the Commons Report too.Guinness. It's the first food group.
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"If I can shoot rabbits, I can kill fascists" (If you tolerate this, then your children will be next).
- 01-05-2012, 12:35 #2
Er, but what will happen out of it?
I mean, he can just shrug.
I don't think he gives a damn about what they say, and surely it can be brushed off as "partisan politics" if inclined to do so?
"The truth is that commentators rush out their opinions based on their preconceived notions before they know the full facts"
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- 01-05-2012, 12:37 #3
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Prevarication,Party Political voting,Not our Remit,,in other words a Whitewash.....We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Dunkirk. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.Thanks to Broon and Osborne .
- 01-05-2012, 12:43 #4
I bet he's cacking himself - the old toad. By return of post his media is likely to observe that our MPs are 'not fit to run a country.' I'd rather be shot of our MPs and get a fresh batch than see Murdoch go and the Barclays of this world get more share...
- 01-05-2012, 12:43 #5
Polititians say he is not fit to run a company, who said irony was dead?
Hello pot, this is kettle send colour setting over.If I had known then what I know now, I wouldn't have made the mistake that taught me what I know now, but didn't know then.
- 01-05-2012, 12:45 #6
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I am astonished. The Tory's thought they had swamped the committee which would have led to another toothless statement. But for once in recent history a Lib-Dem does the decent thing and sides with Labour. The fact that the report was being fought on party political lines says a lot about what is wrong in Westminster but that's another story.
Nice one MP types. Let us hope Rupert and Draco are dragged into the Commons to say they are very sorry for being lying gits.I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be. You're gonna make sweet love to me.
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- 01-05-2012, 12:46 #7
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Both the Conservatives and Labour both have a lot to lose from a full examination of their dealings with Murdoch. They both prostituted themselves for favourable coverage.The problem will be proving it as you can do a lot on a 'nod and a wink' basis without anything being committed to paper.
But at least this is a start to cleaning out the Augean stables that politics have become.
Note to political parties: if you present your case with conviction, clarity, honesty and without spin, you won't need to go crawling to media moguls to get your point across.
- 01-05-2012, 12:47 #8
There's a "fit and proper person" test for ownership of British media outlets, such as newspapers and, more importantly, TV rights. It seems to be partly why James Murdoch has gone west - there is a real concern that he might not pass the test if it came to a full takeover of BSkyB. It sounds like the committee are trying to get Rupe looked at.
Mind you, if you look at some of the other newspaper proprietors a "fit and proper person" test doesn't seem to have been applied anywhere.A l'eau; C'est l'heure.
- 01-05-2012, 12:53 #9
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- Lying in the gutter, looking up your skirt
That's it."Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail"
- 01-05-2012, 12:55 #10