Rupert Murdoch has attacked Labor for being racist and portrayed himself as an immigration advocate. Does that ring true, given the stories his newspapers run? Crikey intern Ben Westcott trawls through the archives.
Yesterday News Limited chairman Rupert Murdoch, who is visiting Australia, took aim at Labor for being racist while portraying himself as a champion of immigration.
"I think the way they're talking about the 457 [visas] is disgraceful and racist. I'm a big one for encouraging immigration, I think that's the future," Murdoch told Sky News from Darwin in relation to the Gillard government's criticism of 457 visas.
We thought we'd trawl the archives for stories from Murdoch's News Ltd publications over the last three years, relating to immigration and race issues. Judge for yourself whether Murdoch's anti-racism crusade rings true ...
In May 2012, The Daily Telegraph
ran this piece
The poll beside the article said 67% of readers thought immigration should be completely banned. The paper followed up in October 2012 with a piece describing the diseases that asylum seekers carry