London - Updated personal profile pics released ahead of his revamped BSkyB bid show Rupert Murdoch looking increasingly like the Total Recall mutant Kuato.
The octogenarian media marauder's shrinking face has become eerily reminiscent of the 1990 movie's infant-sized symbiotic dwarf that pops out of his non-mutant brother George's belly.
"Of course Murdoch's had a lot of nasty varicose veins airbrushed from his skull," a Canary Wharf PR guru commented today, "but essentially he's a dead ringer for the Schwarzenegger movie character."
UK media reports said today an increasingly cowardly UK government is set to sweep aside restrictions that have kept the BSkyB deal on ice for years.
This would vastly increase the dodgy Murdoch empire's ability to churn out newsy bollox instead of reporting the real McCoy.
"He's an uglybug alright," City of London Fraud Squad sources commented today.
"Kinda gives new meaning to that 'we're all innit, together!' crap the PM's so fond of dishing out.
UK 'Culture' Minister Jeremy *unt is 69.