Rupert Murdoch: Journalism’s Mubarak

NEAL GABLER, senior fellow, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

“Murdoch liked to brag that he was challenging elitist liberal culture by giving a voice to people who were marginalized. But that’s the trouble with releasing the populist Kraken. You think you can control it — and then it turns on you.

Murdoch knew there were lots of people who love to be riled and titillated. He didn’t reckon that they might not like being abused and would even rise in fury when they found out.

If this sounds familiar, it should. Murdoch is really just another dictator whose grip is threatened by democratic effusions.”

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