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Matt Cooper: Four reasons why Murdoch’s malign legacy is so deeply in the red

The media tycoon, who is stepping down, is responsible for much of the poisoning of American politics, British politics, British media and climate change denial in Australia

Rupert Murdoch: It is expected that he will continue in regular contact with editors across the globe

Credit, a smidgen of it, to Rupert Murdoch for his championing of printed newspapers in the English-speaking world for decades when others had written off their cultural and commercial significance and reduced investment.

Also, for taking on the misused power of the print unions in Britain and allowing for an enormous overhaul and updating of the production and printing of newspapers in the years before the emergence of digital.

And for the vision in spotting ...