Saturday February 22, 2020

Murdoch’s Watergate may now become his Waterloo

From day one, Rupert Murdoch has always regarded himself as an outsider and a maverick, but his very bullishness has ultimately proved his undoing

16th July, 2011
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The unfolding Murdoch scandal is, in many ways, a replay of the Watergate scandal that swept away the presidency of Richard Nixon in August 1974.

It has the same relentless dramatic narrative drive, as we awake almost daily to yet another large brick falling out of the wall.

As the whole structure comes tumbling down, it disgorges - just like Watergate - a growing cast of hatchet-faced players slowly putting their hands up.

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