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News: Sun on Sunday in the Sky World Poem

English: The Earth's plasma fountain, showing ...
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Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem started out as one about perception and reflection, and what we see not always being real; but then the inclusion of sun, plasma and sky twisted it more into a Rupert Murdoch, News International, Sun and News of the World newspapers, Sky television one.
It is quite timely, with The Sun on Sunday first published yesterday, and maybe that was what unconsciously inspired it. Media privacy was also discussed yesterday on The Big Questions, which is available in the UK until next Sunday, March 4th in the  UK; don’t know about other availability.
Marc is ambivalent (greenygrey) about Rupert Murdoch from what he knows, thinking he has done a lot of good and bad things in his career. Marc values a free press, and enjoys watching Sky News and reading News Corporation newspapers; but doesn’t agree with invasions of privacy that are not in the public interest, and too much of a country’s media power being in the hands of one person. Former Prime-Ministers such as Tony Blair and Gordon Brown being reduced to Murdoch’s lapdogs (when they weren’t being pets of the bankers) is evidence of the dangers contained in the latter! Here’s the poem:
News of World – Sky – Sun on Sunday
The sun isn’t yellow
and in our sky
that’s our perception
of magnetic fields
holding together
hydrogen, helium hot plasma
Sky watching, viewing Sun
plasma screen, signals sent
political hegemony
in messages from
News Int. proprietor
is the picture clear
does The Sun care?
Marc Latham’s central site is @ the greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)

Poem about British Society Built on False Images and Status

Murdoch Mysteries
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Marc Latham watched the House of Commons Select Committee questioning of Rupert and James Murdoch today, and it and all the recent scandals helped inspire this poem.  The poem is general rather than personal though.
Status Haters
Look up
to us
but don’t
search
under
status
of society
there is
no base.