Why the US media ignored Murdoch’s brazen bid to hijack the presidency | Carl Bernstein | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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The Murdoch story – his corruption of essential democratic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic – is one of the most important and far-reaching political/cultural stories of the past 30 years, an ongoing tale without equal. Like Richard Nixon and his tapes, much attention has been focused on the necessity of finding the smoking gun to confirm what other evidence had already established beyond a doubt: that the elemental instruments of democracy, ie the presidency in Nixon’s case, and the privileges of free press in Murdoch’s, were grievously misused and abused for their own ends by those entrusted to use great power for the common good.

via Why the US media ignored Murdoch’s brazen bid to hijack the presidency | Carl Bernstein | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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