Phone hacking scandal

Murdoch scandal: The lies of the rich and famous

Many workers know from bitter experience the nasty, lying nature of the British media. The ‘free press’, ‘unbiased’ TV, are merely means for the ruling class to frame the way we see and understand the world: an important part of totalitarian state capitalism’s repressive apparatus aimed at ensuring that we don’t even want to think about changing it. If nothing else, the top-rated scandal around Rupert Murdoch’s News International over the summer of 2011 briefly cast this truth in the spotlight.

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