Friday, July 15, 2011
Oh, What a Lovely War! Murdoch's other legacy
This piece of mine appears in today's First Post.
As bad as the phone hacking is the pro-war propaganda, argues Neil Clark.
They've hacked into the voicemail of a murdered teenager and the relatives of dead UK soldiers. They've paid police officers for information. The charge sheet against News International is a long and serious one.
But as shocking as the allegations of illegal news gathering have been, the greatest crime of Murdoch's UK newspaper empire has gone largely unreported. Namely that no other newspaper group has as much blood on its hands when it comes to propagandising for illegal and fraudulent military conflicts.
There hasn't been a war - or potential war - involving Britain in recent years that Murdoch's British titles haven't been gung-ho about.
You can read the whole article here.