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Jan 28, 2016

Hypocrisy, thy name is Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration with Google's recent UK tax deal. Problem is, News Corp's tax track record isn't exactly flawless.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

For someone whose company scored an $800 million tax win over a lazy Australian Tax Office a few years ago, and whose company the tax office revealed was atop its watch-list of local companies, Rupert Murdoch was being pretty cheeky in taking the UK government to task over its 138 million pound (nearly A$300 million) tax deal with Google. Murdoch took to Twitter to voice complaints and make some (now usual) outrageous claims.

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9 thoughts on “Hypocrisy, thy name is Murdoch

  1. Norman Hanscombe

    The Crikey Commissariat accusing anothert Capitalist Media Company of hypocrisy. Are you trying for a comedy Oscar?

  2. [email protected]

    Well done Glenn what a hypocrite and a very jealous person. How dare other companies have superior tactics to him Those plants will get the sack in coming weeks

  3. zut alors

    This is laughable but I can’t.

    Am now trying to visualise Murdoch attempting to thread a camel through the eye of a needle.

  4. AR

    Zut – that old saw made me see, horribly, the exact reverse on his marital bed.

  5. Venise Alstergren

    GLEN DYER: Is the term “Pretty cheeky” the latest euphemism for morally bankrupt?

  6. Bob the builder

    He’s not a hypocrite, just a very cynical little boy – been playing the anti-elite card for decades. It would be naive of anyone, let alone a journalist, to think he believes what he says and is therefore a hypocrite – he’s shameless through and through, that’s all.

  7. Charlie Chaplin

    Here’s a scary thought: maybe Rupert sincerely believes he pays his fair share.

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