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Need a little cultural info. In the thread below entitled "Look Who's Taking Their Money Out of the Bank" the London Times is cited. I can't keep all those English papers straight. Is the London Times Britain's equivalent of the New York Times in that the elite fancy it as the newspaper of record? Before I cite the article I want a little background info. Many thanks.

-- Puddintame (, March 21, 1999


If you're going to cite the alleged quote from Dr. Kissinger that he's planning to take all of his money out of the bank before 1/1/2000, I would suggest being very careful until it has been corroborated by a couple of other sources, and/or until Dr. K has had a chance to confirm or deny that he ever said such a thing. I don't care how authoritative the London Times might be, such a quote is so mind-boggling that you really want to have it confirmed to avoid getting egg on your face...


-- Ed Yourdon (, March 21, 1999.

FWIW, I agree absolutely with Ed Yourdon.

-- Hardliner (, March 21, 1999.

The thing that seems weird to me about the Kissinger report, is that it would be unusual for a person of substantial wealth to say "I'm going to take all my money out of the bank." Simply because I can't imagine that Kissinger has more money "in the bank" than he needs to live on for a month or two. Now if the report was that Kissinger was goin to "convert all his intangible assets to currency", that would be saying a lot more. At this point, that aspect of the report just doesn't seem to fit.

-- Puddintame (, March 21, 1999.

I emailed the London Times and the writer of the article requesting more information on her source. I have not heard anything yet.

Somehow, I simply can not beleive this statement to be true or credible. I would think such a statement could have an extremely negative effect on the banking communtiy and the stock market.

We will probably find he said something in jest.

-- Linda A. (, March 21, 1999.

The Times used to be a superb and reliable newspaper. It has been bought by Rupert Murdoch. Using Alta Vista Advanced, plug in Rupert AND murdoch NEAR times. You'll find whole sites devoted to the subject! Here's just one opinion on the Sunday issue of the Times: l


. . . Although the Sunday Times long ago became a laughingstock when it was converted from a serious newspaper to a sensational rag by Rupert Murdoch, its handsome name is resonant with authority, as is its heraldic logo suggesting the monarchy and royal imprimatur. It is as though the Sunday edition of The New York Times was spun off and then sold -- and bought and edited by the National Enquirer while retaining the typography and look of the Times. . . .


There is a quote alleged to be by Murdoch at one site saying that his newspapers reflect his political and personal views.

-- Old Git (, March 22, 1999.

Hi, There is "The Times" which comes out daily during the week,as does "The Daily Telegraph","The Observer" & "The Guardian".These have national distribution. On Sundays there is "The Sunday Times","The Sunday Telegraph" etc.The Sunday papers have numerous supplements-motoring,interior decoration,money pages etc and are aimed at leisure readers.nothing toooooooo serious.not exactly hard hitting..we wouldn't want to upset people on a Sunday.A previous reply said it all about the Murdoch ownership.

-- Chris (, March 22, 1999.

That's what I needed to know. Much obliged.

-- Puddintame (, March 22, 1999.


I forgot to mention "The Financial Times" a heavy duty financial national daily read by the men in suits.Don't know who owns it but probably the best of the bunch.By the way it is printed on pink paper.

-- Chris (, March 23, 1999.

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