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You need this book...,
This review is from: Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain (Hardcover)
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..because this tawdry saga looks like it has a long way to run yet, and if you wish to avoid losing the thread of the numerous enquiries and police operations which are still running, then make sure you are firmly grounded in the whole sorry history by reminding and recapping yourself with this outstanding account of how we got here.Some may think its too early to publish, with so much activity still ongoing, but after consuming this helpful guide to the dramatis personae, you will be far better equipped to understand the repercussions which will surely follow. Within a few days of finishing it, the books central argument (that the Murdochs have an unhealthy degree of influence at the top of British government) was again borne out by the revelations of the obvious, brazen cheerleading for the BSkyB bid by Jeremy Hunt. Although most of this stuff is now out in the open, it takes some skilled journalism to pull the pieces together to show the whole picture. It's a very ugly picture but it needs looking at closely, for the sake of our freedom and democracy. An important and disturbing book - congratulations to all concerned. Highly recommended.