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Rupert Murdoch’s Cultural Revolution

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Posted on Jan 2, 2012
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It takes master documentarian Adam Curtis only five minutes to explain what Rupert Murdoch’s war on elitism (and taste) has to do with Google.

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By Egomet Bonmot, January 4, 2012 at 1:49 am Link to this comment

The idea and much of the footage in this Murdoch piece is taken from Curtis’s amazing 2011 BBC documentary “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace.”  See the preview for it here: 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/video/2011/may/06/documentary-internet-adam-curtis

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By mullet911, January 3, 2012 at 7:29 am Link to this comment

I think he is trying to say something about the Yuppy
era. Something like the Fukuyama idea that a fluid
meritocracy through capitalism can bring about
democracy. This turned into: Free Trade is just.

I think we have seen pretty clearly in the last 20
years that so-called free trade does not produce just
societies.

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