Several other blogs – and not just those you can see in my profile – come, more or less occasionally, under my inspection. All shades of opinion are sought out and considered. And one conclusion has been reached regarding the attitude of part of the blogosphere – particularly the Tory supporting one – towards the empire of our old friend Murdoch the Interfering Foreigner.
Put directly, it is that he is being given a free ride.
So what? Well, on first glance, that was my response: after all, a blog is a personal thing answerable only to the leanings of its keeper. But recent events have indicated that Rupe is getting a free ride all round, and there are plenty of those events to consider.
The declaration from Young Dave that he would dismantle Ofcom, the body that had ordered Sky to offer its content to other providers for less, the Andy Coulson connection (other than to scream “non story”), and the Tory alignment with a ragbag of variously less than mainstream parties in the European Parliament – all have received little critical or analytical comment from many Tory blogs.
And, as I observed recently, the disgraceful activities of Rupe’s Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse), which look more over time like an attempt to destabilise the Obama presidency, are being – perhaps conveniently – ignored.
And if I’ve picked up on this, it’s an odds on certainty that others have done so. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.