Tips and rumours

Dec 5, 2012

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Fei chang hao. Robert Thomson, inaugural chief of News Corp’s soon-to-be-created news and publishing arm, has an interesting back story. A reader reckons he “started his career in 1979 as a junior reporter (general and finance) on the Melbourne Herald. He went to the paper’s Sydney office, from which he was poached by The Sydney Morning Heraldin 1983. Then, the world. He is married to Wang Ping, the daughter of a general in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.” Is that correct? (Wikipedia says it is, but someone could be mischief-making.) Rupert Murdoch tweeted that Thomson was a “special leader”; the PLA certainly knows all about that.

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2 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. paddy

    [Best tip wins a pack of Benson & Hedges.]
    LOL Sod you Crikey.
    You’ve got bugger all chance of a tip with that prize.
    It’s Potaroo Ultramild or nothing.

  2. rodholesgrove

    The 11 April 2012 edition of The New Yorker has a good in depth article about Robert Thomson and his close relationship with Rupert Murdoch. The New Yorker also states that Thomson married the daughter of a Chinese Red Army general. Given the New Yorker’s fearsome reputation for fact checking the story must be correct!

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