Well, if what is happening in Britain regarding Rupert Murdoch and the FOX empire hasn't turned your stomach, you will believe and follow anything. It was not enough for Rupert Murdoch to have FOX News distort so-called "news" and skew it toward the right wing, not enough to feature the absolutely distasteful and crude Glenn Beck, not enough to have its so-called objective commentators on FOX look like a list of Republican presidential hopefuls, not enough for Murdoch in the U.S. to mix tabloid periodicals with TV news reporting, not enough to have FOX News be a shill for big corporations and right-wing politics, Murdoch has sunk to even lower depths in Britain.
Being exposed now in Britain are Murdoch's tabloids and his news periodicals hacking innocent people's phones, even during their times of sorrow and distress. Being exposed now are secret deals between Murdoch's print and broadcast empire and the police; pay-offs included. This was revealed in the past, but Murdoch and his representatives always denied it. Now they have enough goods on him to prove it and make it stick. And it goes to the highest level of elective office, even a Labour Party prime minister.
History indicates to me that Murdoch will do just about anything to make money from news, except handle it with journalistic principles. Professional journalism has no place in Murdoch's empire, including FOX News. You have been lied to by Murdoch, deceived, and made to look like a sucker for following him and his outlets. Glenn Beck stands as an example of the depths to which Murdoch will slink. There is a dirty, sleaze factor that clings to Murdoch and FOX News. Other words come to mind when I think of Murdoch and FOX News:
Crass, Tasteless, Gross, Vulgar, Uncouth, Inelegant, Repulsive, Shoddy, Flimsy, Cheap, Crude, Rude, Lacking respect and journalism principles are just a few. Murdoch and FOX make me sick.