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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can someone explain me who the hell is MR Murdoch and why Roger wrote song about him? thanks


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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch

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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and why Roger wrote song about him?


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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://justfuckinggoogleit.com

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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because he doesn't like him. Because Murdoch's newspapers followed Freddie when he was sick etc. etc. etc.

"The song Dear Mr. Murdoch was prompted originally by "a full page photo shot with a tele-photo lens that they published of Freddie when he was very ill, when he was trying desperately to lead some type of private life" Roger said. "I thought it was a gross intrusion on my friends privacy. I felt outraged the was his house was surrounded by these vultures when he was basically trying to die in peace."

Roger: 'People forget that in the '70s however successful you were there was very little interest even in the tabloids in rock 'n' roll people. That all changed with [Rupert] Murdoch, when he realised they could sell their scum-ridden rags by featuring musicians. But that came much later for Queen. Mercifully, we were free of such publicity for most of the time.'

You're not a fan of newspapers then?

'No, I don't have newspapers. You are reading somebody else's opinion after the fact. Why read papers, when you have TV, radio even the horrible internet [laughs].'

And read this on good old Queen Heaven: http://web.archive.org/web/19990506125904/queen.frnet.com/electricfire/rogmanch.html

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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=Violet>Poppy wrote:

http://justfuckinggoogleit.com


No! I won't use google! What now? I also wanted explanation why he wrote that song. Serry, you legend - thanks!


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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=Violet>Poppy wrote:

http://justfuckinggoogleit.com

LOL


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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fucking hell, the owner of FOX & Sky is completely obscure, is he?

First it was Adnan Khasoggi that no fucker had heard of, now it's Murdoch. What next?

Who was that Dali guy they went to see & wasn't it convenient he was in Bali at the time?

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Posted: 30 Apr 06, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where is Bali?


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Posted: 01 May 06, 08:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's worse about Murdoch, from an American perspective, is that he's a f***ing hypocrite. He gives money to all these conservative, Republican puppetheads, but he owns Fox, with all these horrible reality shows about swapping mothers, or shows like "Married with Children (which was funny, but the Religous Right was always pointing to as an example of "sinking American morals") that are so contrary to "family values" that he claims to promote. This Murdoch is scum!!!!!!!! It's one thing if someone wants to be a Republican/Conserative, but to make your money off people who are the exact opposite of what you claim to be, well that makes me sick.


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