Monday, April 14, 2008

You've got to be kidding me

Rupert Murdoch joins the board of directors for the Associated Press.

It is truly both remarkable and perverse how such things occur with little to no public discussion.

Speaking of which ...

P.S. You know, recalling yesterday's post about the linguist Nunberg, this sort of thing goes a long ways towards making his point about how the term "elite" has been robbed of its meaning by the conservative movement, which is always talking about "liberal elites" and the "liberal media" - but here we see that the true elites are the Rupert Murdochs of the world who sit in on the board of directors of what is supposed to be one of the bastions of the mythical liberal media. (Michelle Malkin calls the AP the"Associated with terrorists Press".)

The sociologist C. Wright Mills addressed this kind of interlocking set of powerful interests across the top of society half a century ago in The Power Elite.

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