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New York Times: HOW RUPERT MURDOCH’S EMPIRE OF INFLUENCE REMADE THE WORLD

Mark Fletcher
April 5th, 2019 · 8 Comments

In the Aussie newsagency community there are many media watchers. For them, I commend this New York Times article: HOW RUPERT MURDOCH’S EMPIRE OF INFLUENCE REMADE THE WORLD as today’s recommended reading.

Be sure to read this too, from Michael West: Rupert Murdoch’s US empire siphons $4.5b from Australian business virtually tax-free.

 

There is also this from The Intercept. on Lachlan Murdoch, philosophy and white nationalism.

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Category: Ethics · Newspapers · Social responsibility

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  • 1 Peter // Apr 5, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    So many words and so much analysis for a very successful family who have defied the odds to build a world media empire from humble beginnings in little old Australia. I’d like to see more words and analysis for the Brunei Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Aceh and the growing rise of Sharia Law in South East Asia. This is the real threat to modern, free and democratic life, not the Murdoch’s.

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  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Apr 5, 2019 at 8:46 AM

    It is unfortunate in discourse today that we see people respond about an issue saying what about this other issue over here. While both issues may be bad.

    I posted it here because of the direct connection with the history of our channel and what many in our channel sell today.

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  • 3 colin // Apr 5, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Direct connect with history, yes, I’ll buy that.

    But zero relevance to the future of my business. No profit from his papers, no cross selling, no potential.

    Murdoch is now in the business of corporate restructuring and family inheritance. He has no thought for where he started. It’s an irrelevance for him and us.

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  • 4 Graeme Day // Apr 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Colin, Self interest is the cause in this society today. Not much regard for the future.

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  • 5 Jeff // Apr 6, 2019 at 7:10 AM

    Thanks for the link to the article. It would not have come across my bow otherwise.

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  • 6 Peter // Apr 6, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Thanks.

    It would make a great plot for a new TV screen spectacular. Well worth the read.

    The present Opposition Leader refused approaches to meet and make up with Rupert, which all successful prime minister election candidates have done for quite some time.

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  • 7 Mark Fletcher // Apr 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Peter, check our Succession. It’s excellent: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/06/succession-hbo-series-review-rupert-murdoch-fox-newscorp

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  • 8 Peter // Apr 7, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Mark,
    yes I did check it out. What can I say. There goes one potential Meal Ticket of an idea.

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