Private Eye on one Award Murdoch Didn’t Want

I found this report from Private Eye’s edition for 1st October 1999 on Empower America’s award to Rupert Murdoch’s for his contribution to American culture.

When Rupert Murdoch was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by an obscure American body two years ago, this well-deserved tribute received copious coverage in his newspapers.

Strangely there has been no mention of his latest triumph: being “dishonoured by right-wing media lobbying group Empower America.

Even before Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox releases Brad Pitt’s sick new film, Fight Club, Rupert has scored a double, picking up two awards. He wins the third annual Silver Sewer Award for his “outrageous contribution to the degradation and coarsening of our culture and unswerving dedication to the pursuit of profit above principle.” And he also picks up a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his “personal role in the corrosion of American values”.

I’m very pleased to remind the world of Murdoch’s prestigious achievement at the same time TV is still covering the glitz and glamour of the Oscars.

Congratulations, Rupe!

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One Response to “Private Eye on one Award Murdoch Didn’t Want”

  1. patricknelson750 Says:

    Reblogged this on patricknelson750 and commented:
    Rupert Murdoch wins Silver Sewer Award! never was such an award so well deserved.

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