Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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#348765
I should know better than reading tittle tattle about politicians private lives but the Mail weekly update on the Blair/Wendi dalliance is a constant pleasure. Not only to see Murdoch perceived to be let down by one of his own with his wife but to confirm what a weasel Blair is
Wendi's crush on Blair revealed: Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife wrote of 'warm feelings' as it emerges that tycoon banned former PM from summit after he said 'It's me or Tony' The new revelations follow our expose last week of the ‘terminal’ rift between Mr Murdoch and Mr Blair over Mr Blair’s ‘multiple encounters’ with Ms Deng, including three overnight stays at two of Mr Murdoch’s homes behind his back.
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Last edited by youngian on Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#348769
MoS said there was “no suggestion” of any impropriety but Blair has been 'comforting her' and quoted 'a friend of Mr Murdoch' saying “Rupert Murdoch will have nothing more to do with Tony Blair. Not ever.”

In other words they are sailing as close to the libel wind as they can on this story.
#348815
If the Mail's use of innuendo, invasions of privacy and thinly-veiled prurient character attacks are wrong when done to anyone, then they are wrong when done to everyone.

You can't suddenly like the things about the Mail you usually hate because they are targeting someone you dislike. That is intellectually and morally dishonest. A bit like the Mail...
#348902
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:If the Mail's use of innuendo, invasions of privacy and thinly-veiled prurient character attacks are wrong when done to anyone, then they are wrong when done to everyone.

You can't suddenly like the things about the Mail you usually hate because they are targeting someone you dislike. That is intellectually and morally dishonest. A bit like the Mail...
You're right, just because its Rupert Murdoch being humiliated on the front page doesn't make it OK.

But I'd rather be intellectually inconsistent on this one than deny I'm enjoying the irony and a massive dose of schadenfreude. Couldn't happen to a nicer trio.
#349307
youngian wrote:
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:If the Mail's use of innuendo, invasions of privacy and thinly-veiled prurient character attacks are wrong when done to anyone, then they are wrong when done to everyone.

You can't suddenly like the things about the Mail you usually hate because they are targeting someone you dislike. That is intellectually and morally dishonest. A bit like the Mail...
You're right, just because its Rupert Murdoch being humiliated on the front page doesn't make it OK.
It doesn't make it OK, but it does make it fitting. If he doesn't like it, perhaps it'll give him the merest glance into the misery and discomfort his rags have caused others and give him pause for thought, however brief.

I agree with Malc in that it's still shitty behaviour and wrong and I'd rather it didn't happen to *anyone*. But in this particular instance I have less than the usual level of sympathy for the victim whilst he is being hoisted by, if not his own petard, then at the very least one of the same overall design.
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