Rupert Murdoch’s Google dilemma

The thing with satire is that no one actually takes it that seriously.
Generally people know you’re taking the p!ss and laugh it off.
After all (especially in the UK) satire has a long and proud history.
The only exception to this is the whole second world war nazi thing.
You can pretty much get away with anything until you introduce a storm trooper uniform or compare someone to Hitler.
Today Tom Harris, Glasgow South MP, uploaded a YouTube clip based on a scene from the 2004 movie Downfall, poking fun at the First Minister’s secrecy over the Scottish independence referendum. Read more here.
…he then had to resign.
In fairness he should have know better… especially in  holocaust week, but still…
Anyway in other news apparently Rupert Murdoch isn’t very happy at Google.
He called them a ‘piracy leader’ while his news organisations are still in court explaining why it’s ok to hack into the voice mail of dead teenagers…glass houses and stones spring to mind.
But I think it maybe runs a little deeper, after all Google’s corporate motto is “Don’t be evil” – maybe Murdoch feels threatened?

13 thoughts on “Rupert Murdoch’s Google dilemma

  1. I don't think he should have had to resign over that. It was just a joke. Rupert Murdoch really needs to just give in to old age, but I'm not sure he can die.

  2. That Downfall clip does get a lot of usage. But yeah, you gotta know when to use it and when to laugh and think "That'd be funny." Also, and I hate changing the subject in such a childish manner, but the phrase "taking the piss" is one of my all time favorites.

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