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Oct 17, 2012

Rupert, on his LA throne, banishes dissenters from his kingdom

That Rupert Murdoch was able to so easily dismiss dissent at News Corp's AGM today was not surprising. It was the farce of the whole exercise, as Crikey found in the heart of Hollywood.

Paul Barry

Journalist, author and Media Watch host

Despite the hype, no one really expected the News Corporation annual general meeting in Los Angeles this morning to sack Rupert Murdoch or transform the way he runs the company. But few could have predicted such a farcical affair.

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6 thoughts on “Rupert, on his LA throne, banishes dissenters from his kingdom

  1. klewso

    “Papa ‘doch” has spoken!

  2. Salamander

    I expect any of you pundits with a clue could have predicted this. So why didn’t you?

  3. zut alors

    The longer he reigns and flouts power the more I’ll relish his Rosebud moment. Patience…

  4. klewso

    That reminds me, I gotta buy the turkey this Xmas…..

  5. Joel

    I think the today’s real news was Murdoch’s latest broadside against his victims:

    “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing for even more privacy laws. Trust the toffs! Transparency under attack. Bad.”

    That “most humble day in my life” it seems, is a long way past. Remorseless bastard.

  6. AR

    Hypocrisy reigns, not from King Mudorc but the shareholders who lurve the 45% gain whilst decrying the scandalous nature of the organisation from which they benefit.
    As the Mittbot said today in the the debate with BO, “Have you looked at your pension?”
    Few do and even fewer demand that it not be invested in the moist reprehensible stocks, companies which destroy & degrade & diminish the integrity of the planet.
    But hey, who cares about such trivia when the are BigBuck$$ to be made!?

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