Murdoch's Politics

Murdoch's Politics : How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is the most powerful media organisation in the world. Murdoch's commercial success is obvious, but less well understood is his successful pursuit of political goals, using News Corporation as his vehicle.In Murdoch's Politics David McKnight tracks Murdoch's influence, from his support for Reagan and Thatcher, his deal with Tony Blair and attacks on Barack Obama. He examines the secretive corporate culture of News Corporation: its private political seminars for editors, its support for think tanks and its global campaigns on issues like Iraq and climate change.Including analysis of the phone hacking crisis, possible bribery charges and Murdoch's appearance at the Leveson enquiry, this book is a highly topical study of one of the most influential and controversial figures of the modern age.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 18mm | 379.99g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 074533346X
  • 9780745333465
  • 368,964

Review quote

'This is not a traditional biography, but it is an excellent brief alternative. Highly recommended' -- CHOICE 'A timely and hard-hitting account of the career of the world's first and greatest global media baron' -- Brian McNair, Professor of Journalism, Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology, author of News and Journalism in the UK 'An anatomy and record of the reign of Murdoch which is brave and valuable. One day, when Murdoch is gone, it will help explain why so many obeyed him' -- The Guardian
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About David McKnight

David McKnight is an associate professor at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the award-winning author of Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture War (2005) and worked as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC TV's prestigious investigative programme Four Corners.
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Table of contents

Introduction

1. Crusading Corporation

2. The Outsider

3. At the barricades of the Reagan Revolution

4. Gate crashing the British establishment

5. Orthodoxy in the blood

6. Outfoxing the liberals

7. The reign of the Sun King

8. The road to Baghdad

9. False dawn on climate change

Epilogue

Notes

Index
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