Whatever role he played in the toppling of Malcolm Turnbull, it is far from the first time Rupert Murdoch has been an active political force.
News Corp has shuffled editors between its papers and TV news arm to fill the gap left by departing Sky News boss Angelos Frangopoulos.
News Corp's shift away from purely relationship-driven politics towards right-wing populism came slowly, but the ingredients were always there.
Crikey readers respond to the Murdoch family's history of political meddling and the role of multinationals in Australian foreign policy.
Rupert Murdoch may have changed the game in how newspapers affect political process, but he was following a family precedent.
There's very little that the Turnbull government didn't do for Rupert Murdoch's enterprises. So why did Murdoch push to axe him?
Crikey readers consider Australia's fortunes in the upcoming trade war
Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.
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