They make it so easy to call them “crusty.”
“Turd bird” isn’t exactly the language of eloquence…especially prior to sale if you’re thinking about getting a good price.
“RUPE LOOKS TO RELEASE BIRD
Murdoch considering DirecTV sale to Liberty”
Redstone’s TomFlap was just the beginning: it’s the revenge of the Old Guys. Now if Murdoch could only tidy-up myspace.coma and put the brakes on the ever-present, every-two-minutes-appearing commercials on FOX, I’d appreciate it. Not that he asked me and I don’t think he’s going to, what with the particular expression about birds. Thus, I can understand how he’d find certain realities “turdy” — I just can’t understand why he’d say that he does if not to associate the good with the ugly, the up with the down, the language-of-the-street meets hopes-in-the-sky. I am disillusioned. But then, what are the options for those of us with hopes-in-the-sky? Today, it seems as if there are none. And the crusty old guys with big networks seem to know that. So, they get their word drabs and jabs in while they can and fall in fascination with the fallen and the language that disillusions.
Remember (for those of you who may) the Lyndon Baines Johnson Beagle Moment? I ask because I am beginning to reminisce for the terrible in response to the truly tacky. Although it can be said that Johnson never actually owned a big network, he did, in fact, own a big network.
The L.A. Times deems Murdoch and Redstone: THE LAST OF THE TITANS.