What does Mr Murdoch think of David Cameron, our increasingly likely Prime Minister in 2009? Well, “not much” according to a recent interview in the United States (via Greenslade). The Financial Times states it would potentially reduce “chances that Mr Murdoch’s media empire would give him its backing in the next general election”.
So what’s he playing at? People pay attention because he controls the editorial slants of The Sun, News of the World, Times and Sunday Times. Either he’s playing a game by turning hot or cold towards Blair/Brown/Cameron to keep his options open (which is what I would do); or he is genuinely confused and keeps changing his mind on their recent performance. Maybe Cameron has not been slavish enough towards US foreign policy in recent weeks for Murdoch and that annoys him.
Unfortunately that means the politicians will keep bending over backwards to please Murdoch as he plays the promiscuous suitor waiting until the last minute, or until the tide has decisely moved in one direction, to make his choice. Clever bastard.
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