Rupert Murdoch is a great man, he is a great famous man, he has a great way of discussing issues with great leaders of nations, and apparently, he may even be great at telling a fib. Rupert told Parliament: “I have never asked a prime minister for anything.” Frankly, it is difficult believing that someone as powerful as Rupert never once asked a prime minister for something. Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major who led England in 1997 told Parliament that on February 2, 1997, at a private meeting with Rupert Murdoch he was informed that unless he changed his government’s policies in Europe, “his papers could not support nor would support the conservative government.”
Major noted that in his remarks, the great man referred to “we” indicating that Rupert Murdoch decided editorial policy, not an editor. Far be it for us to claim that anyone as powerful as Rupert Murdoch told a fib, but we sure would like to hear his response to what Major said.