Rupert Murdoch owns some 70% of Australia’s print media. And a fair bit in the UK too.
As the hacking scandal unfolded in the UK, there were calls here – from the government most notably – for a bit more accountability from one of our more infamous exports and the papers he owns.
Why? Because it had become abundantly clear that at least one of Murdoch’s papers in the UK were involved in industrial scale criminality which sent shudders up and down the spines of all those who see News Limited as the evil empire.
Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson Inquiry. Image via ITV.
As the ...