Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Dealing with News Limited


So Dr Rob Moodie reckons that dealing with News Limited, as he has done as chairman of the Melbourne Storm rugby league team, was as intimidating as the dealings he has had over the years with international tobacco companies when wearing his preventive health expert’s cap.
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The good doctor should not really have been surprised. The company boss Rupert Murdoch once sat on the board of Phillip Morris and the connections between the media giant and the tobacco giant go deeper than that as this company press release makes clear.
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And didn’t he ever see this little piece on the Mother Jones website?
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Now don’t get me wrong. I’m a dedicated and happy smoker, a former tobacco industry lobbyist and News Limited employee but at least I always knew who I was working for.
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