Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Murdoch disowns Murdoch

I speculated in another place that, as David Cameron's opinion poll ratings stubbornly refused to rise to a level which would indicate an overall majority, Rupert Murdoch, desperate to preserve his reputation as ever the champion of the winning side ("the Sun wot won it" etc.) would instruct his newspapers to fight an even more dirty fight. Instead, he has let it be known that he was against backing Cameron in the first place. According to Private Eye, Sir Rupert "only backed Cameron with deep reluctance after months of badgering from Rebekah [Wade, a News International editor] and [son] James."

Incidentally, there is a superb centre spread in the "Election Special" Eye mocking the anti-Clegg smears which appeared in the popular press after the first TV debate.

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