Mar 27, 2014

Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

Lachlan Murdoch could be back stalking the halls of Holt Street within days. Rupert Murdoch's succession planning throws a spanner into the presumed media merger plays in Australia.

Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

The Murdochs, arguably the most powerful family in the world, have produced a breathtaking power-sharing agreement that signals control will be shared by the male adults for as long as Rupert is at the helm and then ultimately passed to James and Lachlan Murdoch.

But don’t for a moment think the 83-year-old patriarch is winding down or that non-Murdochs have any say in these dynastic manoeuvres.

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6 thoughts on “Murdoch moves: Lachlan lured back, but which office does he get?

  1. The Pav

    Thank gawd I got out of News Corp is all I can say.

    On the plus side of course is that News Corp is now in terminal decline which can only be good for the craft of journalism. Pity that it will take so long to collapse

  2. zut alors

    Terrific, this now has the potential to become an ongoing saga to rival ‘Dallas’.

    Not only will the Murdochs control news but they will become the news for their competitors. What a pity JR Ewing isn’t on the board of both companies, that would enhance the bunfight.

  3. DiddyWrote

    The next question is whether Lachlan has been given the power to influence the national newspaper network with orders such as “take it easy on George Pell”, “do this hatchet job on Greg Hywood”, “terminate Julia Gillard” and “get behind James Packer’s Barangaroo casino”

    I not sure that this is even required as the editors of Rupert’s rags appear to be well attuned to the wishes of their master. Maybe even too diligent in anticipating their lord’s wishes in some cases.

  4. AR

    The aging & decrepit spider at the centre of this web of wickedness is visibly deteriorating, post Wendi’s magic elixir.
    It may indeed be some years hence but the Great Unravelling will be joyous to behold when Mudorc finally karks it.
    Perhaps it could be declared a UN Day of Celebration for a Free Press?

  5. Malcolm Street

    How long are the other shareholders going to put up with this sh!t? Rupert’s offspring hardly fill me with anticipation at their competence.

  6. seriously?

    Agree wholeheartedly with @AR – would love to have ring-side seats when it all unravels. My only regret is that Wendi has been sidelined – she would give them all plenty of curry.

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