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Posts Tagged ‘The Sunday Telegraph’

Someone Hid a ‘Murdoch Is Evil’ Message in the Kids’ Crossword at Murdoch’s Own Paper

Someone is sooooo fired today.

Seems that a wiseass at the Sunday Telegraph decided to convey his or her feelings about publisher/employer/supervillain Rupert Murdoch by hiding a “Murdoch is evil” message in the kids’ crossword puzzle at the back of the paper and spelling it backwards to avoid getting caught.

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We’re a little surprised that a detail-oriented snoop with a fondness for kids’ wordplay found the message, but then some 70′s genius was brilliant enough to play “Stairway to Heaven” backwards, too. We have a feeling this newer discovery was not preceded by three massive bong rips, but what do we know?

Many journalists are very amused by the fact that Murdoch’s own employees dislike him so very much, but there might just be a few safer ways of stating one’s displeasure. Maybe the guilty party should just vent on Facebook next time.

(H/T to the Sydney Morning Herald, which also provided the photo)

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Fracking Debate Hits Close to Home for British PR Firm

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Protesters opposed to the process of “fracking”, or extracting natural gas and oil from shale via hydraulic water-powered fracturing, super-glued themselves to the walls of British firm Bell Pottinger‘s office while calling them “fracking liars.”

These activists believe that the British government should invest in renewable resources rather than expanding upon its fracking practices, and they’ve targeted the large, privately owned energy company Cuadrilla as a recipient of prime minister David Cameron‘s largesse. In addition to the aforementioned appearance at Bell Pottinger, protestors also chained themselves together to block entrance to the company’s rural production center.

Lord Browne (his real name), former BP chief and current head of Cuadrilla, defended his company’s practices to reporters at The Sunday Telegraph by insisting that fracking is “in the UK’s interest” when performed safely.

Something tells us the protesters weren’t listening.