Adam Curtis raids the BBC archives on the topic of Murdoch


This is a fascinating blog entry, with some video excerpts, from my favourite documentary maker. Adam Curtis (who made The Trap for the BBC) builds thought provoking documentaries from archive footage plus a voice over. On his BBC blog he’s just put up the archive footage with a written commentary. He’s interested in the long-term relationship between Britain’s most powerful media organisation and Britain’s (or the world’s) most powerful media mogul.

When did Murdoch become the Great Satan?

And I thought it would be interesting to put up some of the high points.It is also a good way to examine how far his populist rhetoric is genuine, and how far its is a smokescreen to disguise the interests of another elite.As a balanced member of the BBC – I leave it to you to decide.

via BBC – Adam Curtis Blog.