How Communist China Made Rupert Murdock And Owen Arthur Behave

As Auntie Moses likes to say, “Ain’t nothin be free!”

The first repayment to the Communist Chinese is that Prime Minister Owen Arthur will keep his mouth shut about the 100 illegal Chinese labourers who are working at the Four Seasons Resort in Black Rock, St. Michael.

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In 1993, shortly after Rupert Murdock purchased the satellite broadcaster Star TV in Hong Kong, he said that modern communications technology had “proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere.” Star could beam programming to every corner of China, and Murdoch had paid a big premium for the broadcaster for that reason.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng was enraged and promptly outlawed private ownership of satellite dishes, which had once proliferated on rooftops. Star TV faced a threat to its viability.

What did Rupert Murdock do?

He caved in and abandoned all thought of journalism as a duty or a tool for truth and freedom. Murdock cooperated with the communists and gave them whatever they wanted.

Star TV overhauled its programming to suit Chinese tastes. In 1994 it dropped BBC News, which had frequently angered Chinese officials with its reports on mainland affairs.

In particular, Murdock censored any coverage of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

When the “man with a briefcase” video outraged the Chinese leadership, Murdock pulled it from his satellite and has put dollars before courage and righteousness ever since. (see New York Times article here)

What Of Barbados?

Lately, the Government of Barbados has been cozying up to the communists who rule China with a closed fist.

Why? Money… pure and simple.

As Auntie Moses likes to say, “Ain’t nothin be free!”

The first repayment to the Communist Chinese is that Prime Minister Owen Arthur will keep his mouth shut about the 100 illegal Chinese labourers who are working at the Four Seasons Resort in Black Rock, St. Michael.

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2 responses to “How Communist China Made Rupert Murdock And Owen Arthur Behave

  1. RRRicky

    I haven’t heard Arthur say anything about the illegal chinese workers in Barbados. I wondered why until I read this post.

  2. Pingback: Tiananmen Square Massacre 20 Years Later: Hugs and Kisses From Barbados As We Trade Our Silence For Cash « Barbados Free Press

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