The question of acceptable foreign ownership of Australia media outlets has long been an issue of debate. My question is why a foreign national has so much influence in the Australian Media that he can control the debate leading up to an Australian election. I speak of Rupert Murdoch.
This is the beginning of the oath Murdoch swore when he became an American Citizen in 1985.
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
When he swore this oath of allegiance Murdoch tore up his Australian passport. He may have been born in Australia but he has chosen that not to be an Australian.
Murdoch has shown over and over that he has no loyalty to anyone or anything except power and money.
When he ran into a problem expanding his American media interests he tore up his Australian passport and became an American.
On the Religious level he is the copyright holder of the New English Version of the Bible, a Catholic ‘Knight’ bought by building a church and the publisher of the Satanic Bible. No recognisable loyalty there.
Instead of accepting responsibility for the policies behind the UK phone tapping scandal he pleaded he didn’t know and left those further down the pecking order to carry the legal consequences. I have no sympathy for anyone involved but it does seem to me they were stiffed by the man ultimately responsible.
He tried to buy the Whitlam Government and failed so instead he shafted them. Now he has found a man as unprincipled as himself in the form of Tony Abbott and it looks like he might succeed in buying a government this time.
How did Murdoch get this much power?