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Good riddance to Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch: one of the two things I loathe most

By Peter Jay   August 2011

Just occasionally, as the long shadows of geriatric melancholy creep upon one, something happens that is so astonishingly comforting as to persuade one that a fairytale ending is still possible and that just maybe all will indeed live happily ever after. In this vein I was recently heard to be giving thanks to Almighty God that He had spared me long enough for me to able to behold the present double miracle of the seeming destruction in the same month of the two things I loathe most: the euro and Rupert Murdoch, both brought low by their own fatal flaws.

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