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Dec 4, 2012

Murdoch on News split: ‘we aren’t finished achieving what others deem impossible’

News Corporation has finalised its corporate restructure. In an internal memo obtained by Crikey, chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch pays tribute to staff he says "amaze and inspire me".

Rupert Murdoch

News Corporation chairman and CEO

Rupert Murdoch

Dear Colleagues,

I have great news to report regarding the proposed separation of our company into two global leaders.

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7 thoughts on “Murdoch on News split: ‘we aren’t finished achieving what others deem impossible’

  1. Lord Barry Bonkton

    Getting Tony Abbott in the Lodge – Mission impossible ?

  2. IC-1101

    I know many despise the Murdoch empire, but he’s the only one that has passion, faith in the newspaper.s, and the outlets continue to redefine and reinvent how we interact with and access news.

    For all his downfalls and mistakes, there is progress.

    Hopefully the comments section here doesn’t turn into an anti-Murdoch, anti-mainstream media, anti-capitalist roundtable of trolling.

  3. Amathar

    IC-1101 at 2:
    Judging by his response to the NotW scandal in the UK, his passion is entirely based on self-interest rather than dedication to journalism, or even sound business practice.

    His outlets have utterly failed to redefine or reinvent themselves, let alone anything else. Meanwhile the rest of the connected world has raced away from his myopic vision of information.

    IMHO, his faith in newspapers is utterly misplaced.

    Why people continue to laud Murdoch’s business acumen is beyond me – it’s clear he’s too set in his ways and he displays no effective understanding of the changes roiling about him.

    Murdoch is a dinosaur. His continued success is simply the result of brute force enabled by his rude wealth. It won’t last. I presume he simply hopes it will endure until he passes on.

  4. Peter Shute

    So his staff ‘amaze and inspire him’ ?. He’s the only one. probably more evidence he should retire.

  5. Harry Rogers

    Dear Rupert,

    I know self delusion is a symptom of old age but you have been afflicted with this problem most of your life. No metres of newspaper or hours of Fox movies or network shows will ever convince the general populace that you have anybody s interest at heart except your own.

    Think of a life wasted and what you could have achieved. However you have devoted to the God of self.

    Like the Packers you seem unaware that the neighbourhood dogs will pass by the cemetery and leave their mark and you will be just another headstone. I assume its not lack of intelligence that that has driven your direction in life because I’m damned if I can see any sustainable benefit in what you do. I rank the check out girl at Kmart to have achieved more in her short life than your team of misfits.
    Anyway Rupe have a happy birthday whenever that is?

  6. tonyfunnywalker

    When I rule the world ??????

  7. Aliar Jones

    “Hopefully the comments section here doesn’t turn into an anti-Murdoch, anti-mainstream media, anti-capitalist roundtable of trolling.”

    Problem for you is there are other media owners with principles who don’t view journalism primarily as a political stick to wield self interest.

    Oh if only there were some shades of white in that loathsome black pit called News Ltd.

    Your love letter sounds as daft as someone who doesn’t know the difference between infatuation and love.

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