Know your enemy

5 01 2014

This post has been written to honour the condition known as Bookrageophilia. If you’ve never heard of this condition it is the compulsive urge to read the books that you know are going to annoy the hell out of you.

In our Murdoch-ruined world visits to newsagents or discount bookshops are troubling enough, for Bookrageophiles they are odysseys in oceans of fascinating irritating reading matter.

You only need to be awake to notice Rupert Murdoch’s grip upon the world so sentient people should be able to surmise that the fascinating irritating books with a Murdoch slant will be evangelical about Murdoch’s companies. However Bookrageophiles have suppositions that need to be confirmed.

After many odysseys I can conclude for definite that the fascinating irritating books with a Murdoch slant generally share the outlook of Sky’s website ;

“Great things now come as standard when you choose Sky.”

For example I now know for definite that Sid Waddell, the sadly departed darts commentator, told us the following in Bellies and Bullseyes;

“Since its inception in 1992 the WDC had pushed to brighten the image and presentation of darts.”

On the Hyperbolic sale (1-10) this short sentence may struggle to register a 4 but this small amount of words still permits people to understand how Sky Sports think; rivals are there to be implicitly rubbished and viewers must suffer from the application of the wrong sort of glitz, hype and money to sport.

My condition means that I now know for definite that Jeff Stelling told us the following in Jelleyman’s Thrown A Wobbly;

I genuinely believe that Sky have contributed positively to football in a number of ways……….

………Sky has turned English football into a top box-office draw watched by millions of viewers across the globe……….

………Sky money has in part has helped the education of young footballers……………

………I reckon Sky have encouraged those in a position of football power to realize that they have a responsibility to help and educate those people working in the game…………..

………Look at the money that’s been pumped back into footballand the improve,ments  that have been made at stadiums up and down the country………..

………Elsewhere look at the investments that have been made in youth academies, local communities and the football infrastructure in general……….

I now know for definite that Andy Gray told us the following in Gray Matters;

“Technology was another area in which Sky led the way………

………People may feel that the bond between the Premiership and Sky is a very close one. I’m not sure that it’s actually as strong as it should be. My feeling is that there is still an attitude from some people within football that “If it wasn’t Sky it would be somebody else.” But I honestly think that anyone else would make the kind of investment we do…………”

I now know for definite that Tim Lovejoy told us the following in Lovejoy on Football;

“Sky has revolutionized the way we watch the national game. More live games, more analysis, scores more cameras, Fanzone, Player-Cam, the list goes on. But there’s one trick they’ve missed and it has to change……………….Managers are often as entertaining as the actual football these days……………….So let me reveal my latest idea; Manager-Cam……………..a small square in the corner of your screen………………..allows you to watch them for ninety minutes”

I’ve tried to imagine being indoctrinated by Murdoch but can’t get head around this idea, I imagine it involves some kind of Room 101.

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