Apr 11, 2014

Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

Rupert Murdoch has offered a rare insight into the future of News Corporation and his family during a lengthy Q&A with Fortune. Crikey tells you what you need to know.

Rupert Murdoch has given a rare interview with unfriendly media, opening up to Fortune‘s Patricia Sellers about splitting News Corporation, his sons, his divorce and why his family hates that he’s on Twitter. Crikey compiles the best responses …

On divorce and a difficult year …

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7 thoughts on “Rupert Murdoch on his family, his divorce and the future of newspapers

  1. MJPC

    Well, that’s one of the most fascile interviews we will ever have the opportunity to digest.
    “On the media as a power for good”..”we have duties to our shareholders to give them the best possible returns”…if hacking mobile phones achieves that then so be it!
    Fox gives hope to those CNN haters (like those ABC hater in Australia). Never let the truth get in the way of capitalist greed.
    This is one capitalist w**ker, pure and simple.

  2. Kevin Herbert

    More self serving tripe from the old Strausian Trotskyite.

    Leon would be proud of him.

  3. klewso

    Rupert on bull-shit, on wry.

  4. klewso

    The media as a power for good : They can be a great power for good.
    The media for good, and Right, are not necessarily the same thing? Look what he’s done to “journalism”.

  5. zut alors

    Good grief, why do we have to suffer more media exposure of this creature?

    This interview is a waste of space – as if he’s ever going to hand a non-News Corp journo anything of interest. Just a few insignificant crumbs, in the manner of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

  6. AR

    Did anybody looking at the pic get a whiff of “Weekend at Bernies”? Even the words seem to have been generated by a Turing machine that had been mated with a focus group.

  7. Venise Alstergren

    “”I’d rather not go into that. We’re a very, very close family. You know what close families are like. They meet at breakfast. They meet at dinner. And they have good arguments. That doesn’t mean they don’t love each other or have room for each other in each other’s lives …” Such a loving and proud father takes on a certain surreal aura when viewed by a high ranking Murdochcrat, at the time when James Murdoch was made CEO of the NoTW…

    “James Murdoch is the only person on this planet who can make Lachlan Murdoch look like a human being.”

    This ‘interview’ has appeared in The Guardian and Crikey which suggests a crude press release from a doddering, and cliché ridden old man.

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