Scrooge aka Murdoch

Submitted by ub on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 11:05

How well does FOX Rupert Murdoch compare to Ebenezer Scrooge, the protagonist of Charles Dickens' 1843 A Christmas Carol?

At the beginning of the novella, Scrooge is cold-hearted miserable. The tale of his redemption by three spirits has become a defining tale of the Christmas holiday in the English-speaking world. Scrooge is a mean and miserly person.

Is Ebenezer looking like a kindly uncle compared to Rupert? The darkest strains in this country, which are attacking our Democracy, racism, and the glorification of ignorance have increasingly become the lifeblood of one of the world's largest media empires.

Is it the ghost of Christmas present when like Mr. Scrooge he carries his own propaganda with him? Or is it hopefully the ghost of Christmas future when the whole wide world rejects misinformation?

Any suggestion that the demise of Roger Ailes would bring moderation has been smashed. Does it appear that Tucker Carlson is being groomed as a successor to Trump? Or doe it also remind you of Bezos, or Ma?

From dumb to dumber will bring about the next-generation opportunist racist autocrats.

Peace on earth to all people, if those who work for Murdoch do not the right, but the kind thing and step up.

A Christmas Carol (1843)- Dickens