Thursday, June 29, 2006

Come The Revolution

Forget about losers like Che Guevara. Rupert Murdoch is the real revolutionary. [People like Bill Keller of The New York Times are starting to look like Marie Antoinette.] An excerpt:

Perched on the edge of a bright white power sofa on the supernaturally quiet eighth floor of the News Corporation’s global headquarters, the last thing Rupert Murdoch looks like is a fire-eyed revolutionary. Starched cuffs. Courtly manner. A month past his 75th birthday. But then he starts talking. “To find something comparable, you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media – which, incidentally, is what really destroyed the old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors, the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it’s the people who are taking control.”

And he’s smiling.

Read the whole thing.

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