Thursday, March 12, 2015

Political v economic power

A Labour candidate out canvassing for the election told a reporter that an argument he used at the door was that Ed Milliband was prepared to stand up to Murdoch.The pathetic smallness and vacuity of such a boast is patent and craven as it completely conflates political with economic power.

A newspaper tycoon has only persuasion as a tool to increase readership but politicians have the full power of the state behind them to enforce their arbitrary dictat up to and including stealing from its subjects in taxes and sending them to jail.In such a context what on earth does 'standing up to Rupert Murdoch amount to? A lion standing up to a mouse is about the size of it.

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