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Rupert Murdoch wants to merge The Times and the Sunday Times – but the indie directors won’t let him

Rupert Murdoch wants to merge The Times and the Sunday Times – but the indie directors won’t let him

Blimey, ‘independent directors’ standing up to Rupert Murdoch. These bods (not the same ones presumably) were first appointed in 1981 when Margaret Thatcher allowed owner of the Sun Rupert Murdoch to buy The Times and the Sunday Times. When, shortly ...

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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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Is it time to stop laying into Rupert Murdoch?

Is it time to stop laying into Rupert Murdoch?

Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...

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Rupert Murdoch plays an Aussie straight bat in feeble Leveson inquisition

Rupert Murdoch plays an Aussie straight bat in feeble Leveson inquisition

I suppose when you’re 81 you can do weary in an extended grilling about your company, your ethics and, most of all, yourself and Rupert Murdoch did just that today, masterfully, when he testified before the UK’s Leveson Inquiry into ...

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‘Boring and bland’ but Murdoch’s new Sun on Sunday sells three million, pulls in the ads

‘Boring and bland’ but Murdoch’s new Sun on Sunday sells three million, pulls in the ads

Job done really as Rupert Murdoch’s hastily-launched seventh-day Sun sold out in many locations yesterday and pulled in an impressive list of advertisers, not all of the from WPP’s GroupM, his biggest ally in the business of re-establishing News Corp’s ...

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