Do you know what else the fucker said?
In dismissing concerns that readers would go to other news sites Murdoch said:
"I think when they've got nowhere else to go they'll start paying."
FUCK YOU MURDOCH you arrogant fucking pig. You know what? I'd rather get my news from bloggers and nowhere else if that's going to be your fucking attitude. Now I won't ever pay for your online propaganda bullshit on principle. Hopefully some crack will hack past his paywalls and plaster the news all over the torrent sites daily for no other reason than to spit in the pig's face.
And not only that, in discussing how Google and Bing should display his news in their search results he also said:
"We'll be very happy if they just publish our headline or a sentence or two and that's followed by a subscription form."
So basically if this greedy grubbing bastard gets his way, the first five pages of search results on any news issue will display a headline and leader but link only to a "join now" form, effectively making search engines useless.
Still - all the more incentive for me to complete my freesite-only search engine...