Monday, July 18, 2011

Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rupert?

"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?" is the last line in the 1931 movie Little Caesar. It came from Edgar G. Robinson's character, Caesar Rico Bandello. Warner Brothers had several gangster films, with several fine actors, Bogart, Cagney, Raft, and Robinson.

Rupert Murdoch is a multi-continental, fascist, press lord. He deals in slime, and is very successful. Don Henley had a song, Dirty Laundry. That was about the Murdoch style in 'news'.

He doesn't believe in taxes, or paying union wages. He likes dictatorships, especially China's, but he has hidden money in Cuba and elsewhere. He really likes money. Perhaps, the only loss he suffered was the huge divorce settlement he paid for screwing around on his second wife.

He pushed for the second Iraqui war. His crap publication, Weekly Standard, hired several of that war's propagandists. Perhaps, his most successful propaganda tool is Fox News [sic], where every conceivable Republican candidate has been hired, except Romney. He came to american citizenship, in order, to buy such american television stations.

Right now, only Murdoch's empire in jolly olde England is in trouble. His business methods were not different elsewhere. Not every one follows foreign news, but the story is still growing in England. Murdoch has the Republican party to protect him in the US.

Rico was a fictional criminal, who had a high opinion of himself, and could not accept his defeat. Robinson had some charisma, Murdoch—no. Little Caesar lasted a little more than an hour. Murdoch inherited one australian paper from his father in 1952. He is a geezer now, it has been a long show. "Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rupert?"

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