Saturday, October 16, 2004

Murdoch: Patron of the fearful and the stupid

MediaWatch ponder on why Murdoch's Australian papers ran with a story about a terrorist plot to kill Blair that they knew had already been refuted:

We asked, but none of the editors could explain why they ran a yarn out here, already declared stone dead in London the day before. But here's a theory: there's a shabby idea in the media these days that the punters will buy anything served up as a terrorist story.

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