12 June 2007

Poore Tony

Little old Tony Blair is going to be leaving the office of Prime Minister in 15 days, and feels that he has been unfairly treated by the press, referring to them as 'feral beasts' and stating that they have “the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.”

Geez, Tony, that's some pretty harsh criticism. Many Americans don't realize that the British tabloid press goes way beyond what most American publications would find appropriate (or feel that they could get away with).

Much of this blame in the media can be centered (as usual) on one guy, Rupert Murdoch, hardly my favorite human being on earth. Sometimes I feel that the only reason that lightning hasn't struck him dead is that his network brought us The Simpsons and allowed it to do pretty much whatever they wanted. Other than that, it's pretty much all bad news, from the consolidation of media outlets to the politicising of newspapers and certain cable news networks.

But that's straying from the subject a little bit. It was Tony Blair that decided that his country should be the only major country to join President Bush's Coalition of the Willing, sending British troops to die in a war started by American Neocons for oil profits.

It was Blair that went against the wishes of his people, the people that elected him. The war was (is) more deeply unpopular over there than even here.

It was Blair that acted like President Bush's dog, wagging his tail and seeking approval from the more powerful leader, picturing some sort of rosy scenario in which he'd be hailed as the next Churchill.

So to Mr. Blair, who is upset at how he has been treated in the press?

Boo Fucking Hoo.

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