quote 21:17:07 [Murdoch’s] philosophy is simple – let the market decide. He is so wedded to this spuriously democratic formula that he believes it is elitist for journalists to set standards of taste and ethics. If the people want it, give it to them. The inevitable result was appealing to the lowest common denominator.
Roy Greenslade: How Murdoch’s philosophy created a climate of misbehaviour, from his Guardian column.