How Murdoch's empire lost its lustre

Dial M For Murdoch by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman. Allen Lane, €17. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

5th May, 2012
Rupert Murdoch's 'shadow state' has been humbled, but is still standing -- for now. Photo: Getty

Dial M For Murdoch by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman


As I write this review, the news is breaking in London that Rupert Murdoch has had yet another layer of his previously impermeable exoskeleton ripped away, with the stunning denunciation of him by a committee of MPs as "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company". The ongoing public humiliation of the man who, by some measures, is still the...

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