Sep 18, 2012

Animals splashed as Chairman Murdoch tours Bad News outpost

Media octogenarian Rupert Murdoch has commenced his three week tour of his Australian backwater and Holt Street Kremlinologists have been busy piecing together his likely agenda.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Besieged media octogenarian Rupert Murdoch has commenced his three-week tour of his Australian backwater and Holt Street Kremlinologists have been busy piecing together his likely agenda.

The annual appearance of the UK’s 11th-most powerful media executive and local chairman comes just 11 months after his last visit, when the Sun King skipped in to remove John Hartigan as CEO, finger Gough Whitlam’s son-in-law Kim Williams and kick off a 20% cost-cutting drive.

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12 thoughts on “Animals splashed as Chairman Murdoch tours Bad News outpost

  1. paddy

    [The Oz continues to bleed cash as federal government job ads evaporate — a situation set to get incalculably worse when an incoming Abbott government moves to implement its promised public service hiring freeze.]

    Um…. Really Andrew, that’s the sort of lazy tosh expected from News Ltd.

    Cast in stone predictions, 12 mths out from an election?
    Get your hand off it man.

  2. Lord Barry Bonkton

    Time to turn your phones/ Computers off , the hacker has arrived !

  3. Pete from Sydney

    slow news day at Crikey

  4. Andrew Crook

    …as ad sales at News explode.

  5. fredex

    That was the sound of journalistic opportunity zapping past the heads of the Crikey staff.

    Newspoll has the govt tied with the parliamentary opposition.

    Abbott has his worst approval ratings ever.
    Marianas Trench depth.
    The WA Libs are revolting and are revolting against eastern Libs over wheat.
    Abbott is running several different stories simultaneously about whether or not his latest biffo and misogyny is dinkum or not.
    Rainman has publicly pounced on his pigeon mates scattering them in all directions..
    Joe is talking crap again.
    The Libs are split among themselves over the supertrawler – and fracking – and other issues.
    There are reports of senior Libs looking around desperately for a ring-in now that the use-by date on Tony has become apparent.

    So where is Crikey’s story on all this?


  6. Venise Alstergren

    FREDEX: Honestly…..Rupert Murdoch probably has all the news rewritten for him before his breakfast, and there’s a coalition government in nearly all the states. What the man can’t have, he buys. Which leads me to hypothesise whether or not he’s going to purchase Malcolm Turnbull?

  7. klewso

    All these animals sacrificed to the Sun King?

    [There aren’t many politicians in this country that wouldn’t jump through a few of his hoops for a good line in his political PR “cattle-dogs”.
    He’s a bit like Mephistopheles to their Faust when you come to think of him and them.]

  8. Venise Alstergren

    KLEWSO: Just to make you really depressed, the Sun King’s mum is 102 and going strong.

  9. klewso

    I’d rather his mum running the empire – at least she reflects in a mirror.

  10. Venise Alstergren

    So does he if the Mirror’s got Daily in front of it.

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