And to think that it was only a fortnight ago that the big story was toff Tory-boy Cameron and his toff bean-counter Osborne having secret meetings on the yachts of the super-rich, with the latter being urged to shut the hell up by the servants of Murdoch.
After all, it just wouldn’t do to reveal that Murdoch plans to have as much influence over that Tory leader as he did over the last
Tory leader Prime Minister:
Guardian – Memo shows how Blair aided Murdoch: A newly disclosed Downing Street memo has revealed how Tony Blair helped Rupert Murdoch overcome an official investigation which was jeopardising one of his big investments. It shows that Blair, while prime minister, immediately ordered his top officials to help the tycoon who was frustrated that a potentially lucrative scheme was being blocked by a long-running European commission investigation. Blair told the media magnate that “he was instinctively sympathetic to what Murdoch was aiming to achieve”. The tycoon eventually won approval for the plan. BSkyB had teamed up with other big companies to develop an interactive scheme in which people could shop and manage their finances through their televisions. The memo is the first to be disclosed under freedom of information legislation documenting the contents of meetings between Murdoch and Blair. Blair has been accused of granting political favours to Murdoch in return for support from his newspapers; Lance Price, a former Downing Street spin doctor, said Murdoch seemed to be one of the four most influential people in the administration.
[OK, move along, nothing to see here, just a media tycoon wanting to help the little people to manage their finances.]
There was even some talk at the time on many Conservative weblogs about how desperately unfair the BBC had been in their attempts to ‘keep the Obsborne story going’ (example).
But last week things took a suddenly turn sideways as the poor, struggling, put-upon tabloids somehow managed to make that story an irrelevance overnight by giving the BBC a monstering with some good old-fashioned fabricated outrage.
But I’m sure David Cameron is a good man and above an*….
Oh, sorry. My mistake. Turns out he’s an opportunistic twat and a hypocrite after all.
Here he is writing exclusively for the Scum today:
The Scum – Bloated BBC out of touch with the viewers: The BBC has lost touch with the values of the people who support it through the licence fee. How could anyone who works at an organisation that prides itself as socially responsible possibly have approved broadcasting the sick telephone calls made by Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand?
Way to howl with the wolves, Captain Custard. You’re a real man of the people.
(I wonder if David Cameron shares Nadine Dorries’ recent socialist leanings; it seems she wants to carve these ‘bloated’ salaries up and hand them out to struggling families.)