Rachel Maddow and Bill Moyers on News Corp., corporate media, power and influence.

Bill Moyers: 

This is how societies, particularly democracies, self destruct. We have seen the danger of the collusion between private power – Rupert Murdoch’s empire and the police… We have also seen the danger of collusion between political parties and powerful media conglomerates. I mean both parties in England caved to Murdoch. The politicians were cowed. They would not stand up to him. And that, too, is what happens to democracy when the political class becomes frightened of and in league with these incredibly powerful media conglomerates.

  1. tawkwardturtle reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
    Two of my favorite journalists, but I really think Maddow missed the point.
  2. invalidreply reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
    I can do without the bit of self-congratulation toward the end, but Moyers’ points are dead on.
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    Finally, a scandal worth appreciating. This whole ‘News of the World’ fiasco has been the most interesting ordeal to...
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