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    Editorial: Rupert Murdoch (A Biography – ish)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 9:00 on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Rupert Murdoch is an Australian media mogul most famed for running the News International Corporation, he has amassed an empire which runs newspapers, TV stations and networks and some new media networks.

    We all know that Murdoch is a great business man, he is ruthless, cold and doesn’t think twice about stepping on other people to get what he wants. ¬†It seems he taught his kids well. ¬†James Murdoch has been actively running the News International business for many years and has inherited his father’s personality.

    The Murdoch’s are well known for making a bad story into a business coup, they’ve been doing it since they started. ¬†They have power, many think too much including me. ¬†Murdoch get’s into bed with most politicians to cement his need for power. ¬†It’s a worrying trend, it’s only recently that people are starting to recognise this and see Rupert for what he is.

    In the UK we’re so frightened to piss him off that, we try actively not to – especially in Government. ¬†We don’t have free speech, we have what Murdoch thinks we should be saying. ¬†As an¬†independent media outlet, we are not controlled by a company and we can say what we like – within reason.

    As you may be aware we cannot actively¬†defame a person’s character but we can provide our view on them. ¬†Murdoch for me, is what’s wrong with everything in the UK media. ¬†It’s¬†frightening that he harbours so much power, it’s even scarier that the politicians that run our country are scared of him.

    It’s time something changed. ¬†Personally I’m hoping that the end of The News of The World shows Murdoch and his operating techniques for what they really are, evil, in a word.

    Let’s stop pussyfooting around and grow some balls, mainly so we can smack them in Murdoch’s face for what he’s done to the UK media.

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    My retirement from Twitter

     Posted in Twitter at 7:28 on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    It’s with a sad voice and wavering lip that I’m announcing my retirement from Twitter.¬†¬†

    I’ve been thinking over the past few days that it’s time I ended this love affair and bid you all farewell, my reasons for doing this are twofold.

    Primarily, it comes down to that I really haven’t got the free time now to blog let alone tweet and sustain a good conversation.

    We as a business will continue to use Twitter as a promotional tool, something we’ve been doing for nearly two years now.

    Secondly, it’s important to note that I’ve made this decision because it suits me. In recent times I’ve been on Twitter now and then when I’ve felt like something needed to be said.

    I’m grateful to have met and spoken to some great people and I wish you all the best in whatever you have in your lives.

    This blog will as ever continue, but I won’t be on Twitter.

    I’m not ruling out a return later. Special events on Twitter are always fun.

    For now it’s goodbye, see you soon and farewell.

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