Topic: big media
The Fairfax press give the Norway massacre close to full front page treatment because the murderer is from the extreme right.
The Murdoch press goes half a front page for the same reason.
Slippery Murdoch has another pressing agenda. The other half of the front page is dedicated to the huge audience involved in Harry Potter final film, but the subtext also is that Rupert has to manage the public reaction lest the connotation that he is the metaphorical Voldermort take hold.
Not for nothing do we see the global and specifically UK launch of the final inspirational Potter emancipation story parallel the demise of Murdoch's highest selling tabloid in the UK owned by Murdoch. One could almost hear the patriotic UK cheer in reaction to a film preaching to the UK public better angels. With all that symbolism of The Blitz, St George's dragon breaking free of the bankers, and stoic facing down of death complete with Christian resurrection theme. Well it was heady stuff.
Even PM Cameron with a streak of Draco Malfoy in him has got the zietgeist in his speeches and wants to be done with the ugly Murdoch power mongers. For that one detects a lurch toward redemption by a man who above all loves his country.
Meanwhile Charles Waterstreet, a trained barrister no less, makes the common mistake of assuming the woman in grey was Wendi Deng who intercepted the pie thrower. Shows just how brain washed by dumb big media the public, even legal experts, can be. (See our post 2 stories back.)
Complete with "left hook" - it was a right handed punch, and coming second to the woman in grey, well after the room was alert to the pie thrower and Rupert was in no imminent danger from that time on.
Which just leaves w*nker Lachlan Harris in the opinion column of the Murdoch smear sheet. What does he think he is playing at? Time you moved on young man to a decent news outlet and got your hand off your grasping 'career'.