Man Bites Murdoch

Man Bites Murdoch : Four Decades in Print, Six Days in Court

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Man Bites Murdoch is Bruce Guthrie's explosive account of almost 40 years in the news business, his brutal dismissal from Australia's biggest selling paper, the celebrated court case that exposed the inner workings of the world's biggest media company and the treachery of its most senior executives. Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbourne's gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers, to become a foreign correspondent and then one of Australia's feistiest and most controversial editors. His CV boasts editorships of The Age, The Sunday Age, Herald Sun, Who Weekly, The Weekend Australian Magazine, even a stint at America's celeb-news bible, People. Then, just as he claimed one of the industry's most glittering prizes, he fell foul of Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen, who promptly dispensed with his services. What would any self-respecting Broadmeadows boy do in such circumstances? Sue them, of course. Man Bites Murdoch exposes the back rooms of Australian business, politics and media and offers a front-row seat at the many seismic events that played out over the last 20 years, including Murdoch'sshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 160 x 241 x 30mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • New.
  • Illustrations, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 0522858163
  • 9780522858167
  • 1,339,402

About Bruce Guthrie

Bruce Guthrie began his media career as a copyboy at The Herald in Melbourne in 1971. After completing a cadetship, he worked in a variety of reporting roles for the paper until 1985, when he was appointed the Herald and Weekly Times Los Angeles more

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"[A] juicy account of how Guthrie was boned by News and successfully (and rather lucratively) sued for unfair dismissal." --Crikey.comshow more

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