James Murdoch’s explanation of the right of return fell on deaf ears (Rupert’s and TB’s)

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Guardian’s Andy Beckett on whether James Murdoch, 38, can survive phone-hacking scandal (thanks to Bruce Wolman):

His growing confidence could startle. In 2002, [Tony Blair mouthpiece Alastair] Campbell records in his diaries, Rupert Murdoch, James and Lachlan came to dinner at Downing Street. The conversation turned to the Middle East: “[Rupert] Murdoch said he didn’t see what the Palestinians’ problem was and James said it was that they were kicked out of their fucking homes and had nowhere to fucking live. Murdoch . . . finally said to James that he didn’t think he should talk like that in the prime minister’s house . . . TB [Tony Blair]  said afterwards he was quite impressed with the way Murdoch let his sons do so much of the talking.”

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