The Murdoch tabloids have just embarked on a bold new climate campaign, despite previously describing those who want action as ‘loons’.
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As he enters his tenth decade, we are still waiting for his pivot.
The timing of Google’s deals raises questions, coming just as the News Media Bargaining Code is set to be introduced into federal parliament.
There has never been a partnership in a democracy like that between the former president and Rupert Murdoch’s flagship news station. Now it will have to struggle on without him.
Heavy hitter: Andrew Neil will be chair of new broadcaster GB News.
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Research shows broadcast journalism is already becoming more partisan.
There is a renewed discussion about the role of News Corp in Australia. But so far, this is ignoring how the Murdoch press is particularly hostile towards female politicians.
Murdoch has become very adept at changing colours to suit changing political landscapes – and the US election is yet another example of that.
Fox and Friend: Fox News presenter Sean Hannity interviews Donald Trump at a rally in 2018.
The Murdoch-owned cable network was extremely close to the Trump administration and its fans. Now, perhaps not so much.
There have been regular calls and inquiries into media ownership in Australia. But despite the howls of outrage, there has bene little political appetite to do anything about it.
As the Murdochs again hit the small screen in the documentary The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty, it’s worth considering: what is our fascination with this family?
In happier times: Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch at Rupert’s marriage to Jerry Hall in 2016.
It is more likely the Trump administration, and the cosy relationship it has with Murdoch’s Fox news, on top of differences on climate change, that was the last straw for James.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his autobiography, ‘A Bigger Picture’
In this episode of Politics with Michelle Grattan, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull gives his assessment of Scott Morrison as a former colleague and as prime minister, warns about the right of the Liberal party, and tongue lashes News Corp.
In recent years, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp papers have become more politically aggressive, adopting the openly partisan approach of British tabloids.
New research reveals how News Limited was secretly established in the early 1900s by a mining company for the express purpose of disseminating ‘propaganda’.
There is a sense that democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch’s propaganda machines masquerading as news services.
At some level, democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch and his propaganda operation masquerading as a news service.
A security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, April 2017.
Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News’ so-called ‘empire,’ the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
Refusing to change with the times, Australia’s tabloids now cater to an aged, monocultural and alienated constituency.
Australian tabloid newspapers were once an important political force, the “voice of the people”. But these days relevance has been replaced by shrillness.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is notorious for meddling in politics.
Media moguls’ alleged involvement in bringing an end to Malcolm Turnbull’s prime ministership raises serious questions about their influence, and media accountability.
Channel Nine political editor Chris Uhlmann has accused elements of the media of ‘waging a war against the prime minister of Australia’.
News Corp, Sky News and 2GB have contributed to the creeping ‘Foxification’ of Australian politics over the life of the Turnbull government.
Rupert Murdoch with sons Lachlan and James at his wedding in London, March 2016.
The proposed Sky takeover is just the latest chapter in the Murdoch family saga which will see power shifting at the top of the empire.
Protesting in Berlin.
Not the sort of amount you’d want to lose down the back of the sofa.