"Britain was heading for disaster"

Journalism Adam Curtis has posted to his blog a rough cut for a new documentary about the fall of a press baron. No, a different one:
"Cecil King ran the Daily Mirror - along with over two hundred other papers and magazines - and was as powerful and influential in 1960s Britain as Murdoch would become in the 1980s. The Daily Mirror dominated Fleet Street - and politicians bowed down to its power and influence.

"But in 1968 Cecil King became convinced that Britain was heading for disaster - and he decided to engineer what in effect would be a political coup. He was going to use the Daily Mirror to try and bring down the Labour government."
I've not had the chance to watch it all yet, but the opening narration has a classic bit of Curtis doublespeak.

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