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Rupert’s fix won’t help his ailing Aussie subsidiary

Dumping Peta Credlin won’t fix the problems of the Abbott government - and would simply reinforce the perception that the Abbott government is run by News Corp.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: a literary analysis of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets

Gawker suggests Rupert Murdoch may tweet while drunk. But Helen Razer thinks there may be a more poetic explanation …

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Arise, Dame Julie: Bishop displays her Sun King seal of approval

Julie Bishop is openly positioning herself as Tony Abbott’s replacement as the Prime Minister’s judgement again fails him.

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Tips and rumours

New owners for the NIT? … minor parties struggling for real people … last call on that bottle of red …

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Razer’s Class Warfare: tits on page 3 are not oppressing you

The “media effect” is nonsense, and page 3 girls with their baps out are not turning working-class men in Bristol into slavering rapists.

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Mayne: how boards shirk disclosure requirements and hide executive pay

Companies are meant to disclose the remuneration packages of their key management personnel. The problem is, it is up to the companies themselves to decide who qualifies.

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Heard about wearable tech? No really, have you?!

What is it with The Australian’s incessant coverage of wearable tech? It couldn’t be a directive from on high … could it?

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Tips and rumours

Queensland LNP has a message on jobs … parliamentary staffers on the move … Rupert and Voldemort, are they buddies?

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Junk preferences in South Australia … the real leadership battles in Queensland … Americans order flat whites …

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Tips and rumours

Moving and shaking at Immigration … Queensland election sooner than we thought? … Rupert reads more than his papers …

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Meet the mystery man (and privacy fan) who’ll be sparring with Rupert

The Press Council’s new chairman, David Weisbrot, is quite unknown in media circles. But maybe that’s a good thing.

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Media briefs: the British are coming … Murdoch raises cash … silly season begins …

Michael Bloomberg lures away The Economist’s editor-in-chief. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Rupert sells voting shares — is this a Lachlan bailout?

Why has Rupert Murdoch taken the unusual step of selling over $100 million worth of his voting shares in 21st Century Fox? Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and business commentator Glenn Dyer explain.

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Media briefs: Jones is back … mix-up at AFR … the Murdoch challenger …

How’d you like (at least) three more years of Alan Jones? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: why sell Ten … Seven’s exec reshuffle … iSentia wins content-harvesting licence …

The Ten Network conducts a “Dutch auction”. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Media briefs: News Corp’s new super fund … a troubling front page … divided Ferguson …

News Corp branches out into the financial services sector. And other media tidbits of the day.

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The Ten-Foxtel deal should be blocked

The media regulator should block the Foxtel-Ten deal as it would deliver control of the free-to-air network to News Corp, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Mayne: Ten exploits loophole to avoid election for chairman

What to do when a company ignores the importance of a shareholder mandate? Nominate yourself for election every year until the board democratises.

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Media briefs: ABC bias … Monckton returns … shareholders check Murdoch …

Andrew Bolt (aka the ABC bias hunter) smells Lefties. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Murdoch and the Saudi prince: Mayne plots the scenarios

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he “never votes” against Rupert Murdoch. But Crikey’s founder finds that the numbers don’t quite stack up …

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How much of the Murdoch agenda has the government delivered?

The government is well on the way to delivering the Murdochs what they want in media policy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Media briefs: Bolt watch … Peppa won’t fry … Rebekah Brooks bound for Oz? …

Andrew Bolt crunches the numbers on our climate-obsessed journos. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Mayne: even the Saudi Prince has turned on Rupert — not that you’d read it in the media

Rupert Murdoch protected his own at News Corp’s AGM, but if he had not gerrymandered the voting shares, he himself could have been chucked off News Corp’s board.

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Mayne v Murdoch round two: Rupert addresses that infamous Crikey leak

Crikey’s founder certainly brought the hard questions to News Corp’s octogenarian chairman — and it turns out Rupert Murdoch reads Crikey with a close eye.

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Mayne takes on Murdoch in fiery Fox showdown in LA

Rupert Murdoch’s dictatorial control over shareholders is reprehensible for a company that has made billions out of free speech.

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