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Monday, July 11, 2011

News International going up in smoke

Damian Thompson blogs under the title of Holy Smoke. He's smoked out that News International obtained details from Gordon Brown's infant son’s medical records. They were obtained by the Sun, who published a story about the child’s serious illness. Thompson was once described by The Church Times as a "blood-crazed ferret". Well, the church has been dealing with the ferrets at News International. We need the Reverend Jack Russell back. He knew what dog bit ferrets the best.

No smoke without fire? News International is going up in smoke. An unholy smoke at that!


All this news about News Corp has reminded of a weird encounter at a local summer outdoor community event (we frequently call them "fairs" as in Prince George's County Fair) some years ago. I met some people working for News Corp -- at least that is what they said. They wanted to know if I trusted News Corp. It was a serious question. That approach made me think I should not trust News Corp with anything important. Corporate controlled news is making me increasingly skeptical regarding giant corporations -- unless they have a long standing reputation for being honest and open. I think there are a few -- way too few, though, for my taste.

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