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Murdoch’s World by David Folkenflik

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“THE GUTTER IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE”

KELVIN MACKENZIE, EDITOR OF THE Sun from 1981 to 1994, may have embodied Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper instincts most faithfully of anyone on earth. Lacerating, clever, populist, punchy, and joyful, MacKenzie knew where the big boss wanted to go—and often got there first, sometimes so pungently he had to be reined in.

In 1982, Argentina invaded the tiny Falkland Islands, held by the UK but standing just a few hundred miles off the coast of South America, and British battleships steamed to the Southern Hemisphere. The crisis unfolded like a feverish dream for MacKenzie. Roy Greenslade, an assistant Sun editor whose ...

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