Links to related articles:
The Aim Network 30 July 2014:
Media mogul Murdoch is buying a Conservative alternate universe
The Abbott Government is leading Australia down America’s path on a range of social and economic issues, and holding the reigns is Rupert Murdoch.
On Line Opinion 11 June 2014:
Democracy and diversity: media ownership in Australia
…… Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of News Corp, used the media to sway” voters with headlines such as: “Australia needs Tony” and “Kick this Mob [Labor] Out”.
Link to The Huffington Post United Kingdom reporting on Rebekah Brooks’ acquittal (24 June 2014) :
Rebekah Brooks Not Guilty Of Phone Hacking Charges, Andy Coulson Guilty
Rebekah Brooks was overcome by emotion on hearing she had been acquitted on all charges in the phone hacking trial, as her former lover Andy Coulson was convicted.
Mr Murdoch, no fool whatever his other failings, realised very early on that – just like a large shareholding in a company leads to control of the company – 70% media saturation can be turned into 100% control of political discourse.
… so writes David Horton in Independent Australia (22 May 2013) :