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'The Man Who Owns The News' -- new Murdoch biography

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Just out this week. Review at Slate makes it look interesting, and probably not what Murdoch was hoping for.


    There's been some previous coverage from the NY Times, and the piece published in October's Vanity Fair notes: "For a long time, he was in love with the Fox chief, Roger Ailes, because he was even more Murdoch than Murdoch. And yet now the embarrassment can’t be missed — he mumbles even more than usual when called on to justify it; he barely pretends to hide the way he feels about Bill O’Reilly."
  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    What's to hide? Fox just handed O'Reilly a rich multi-year deal.
  3. Rupert likes to make money.
    As soon as O'Reilly's revenues drop, he's on public access, selling pants.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    FB is right. Murdoch is probably looking at Maddow and Olbermann and wondering if Fox News 2, a companion network for liberals, might be his next lucrative move.
  5. Paper Dragon

    Paper Dragon Member

    It's like reading about a modern William Randolph Hearst. I wonder how Murdoch feels about Hitler.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Strolled through our bookstore today and saw it, bought it. I'm a sucker.
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