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Say It Ain't So, Rupert

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Drivewaygirl
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Re: Earth to Rupert
Drivewaygirl   8/16/2011 8:44:28 PM
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You're right Street Smart--a thug is a thug, whether its brute force or the persuasive force of cash, contributions and backroom payments.

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Re: Earth to Rupert
Street Smart   8/16/2011 12:44:23 PM
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Great article in HuffPost today about the growing scandal.  Looks like the walls are closing in on James.  How long Rupert will be able to continue evasive action will be very interesting to see.

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Re: Earth to Rupert
TelecomFreq   8/16/2011 12:08:42 AM
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If you want to call it Mojo, whatever it is seems to be working for Rupert. I have such a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that this guy is so clearly guilty but nothign seems to stick to him.

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Earth to Rupert
Street Smart   8/15/2011 6:51:23 PM
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I think seeming to be completely out of touch is part of Rupert's mojo, and so far it has worked brilliantly.

As for bringing him to heel, WHO is going to do that exactly?  So far, every politician in three countries (probably more, but I'm counting Australia, England and the US) has been for sale.  Someone will have to break that chain through action; Rupert is certainly not going to rock the boat because it's the right thing to do.

As for the scapegoat--he's already been elected: JAMES!  If his head doesn't roll in corporate actuality, it already has in lost family respect.  Make no mistake--these people are Mafia in Saville Row suits.

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Hard shoes to fill
tokyogai   8/15/2011 5:13:33 PM
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It would seem from the UK performance that James is not the guy to fill the shoes or the large hole. I think that few people today have the raw disregard of the system to do what Rubert has done and get away with it.

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ProfR   8/15/2011 12:13:47 PM
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When you dig a hole as big as the most recent one, either Rupert will need to step down or he will need to find a suitable scapegoat.

Drivewaygirl
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Really quick road to citizenship
Drivewaygirl   8/15/2011 11:27:00 AM
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I'm amazed Murdoch managed to become a citizen in 118 days. Doesn't the process usually take much longer? Isn't there a process or procedure that applicants have to go through?

Doesn't it take 118 days just to get the paperwork you need from the feds to move forward?

 



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