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Murdoch’s World by David Folkenflik

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THE GREENING OF RUPERT

WITH FOX NEWS, MURDOCH FINALLY had a national platform with a suitable reach in the US, though he gave Ailes great and unusual autonomy. Through a series of News Corp’s interlocking properties and their allies, Rupert Murdoch could help shape public opinion, help influence public policy, and help determine who held political power on an international scale. However, global climate change confronted the global newsman with an issue he could not avoid.

In his native country, Murdoch’s journalistic progeny were held responsible, in some quarters, for blocking a meaningful response. In 2006 Clive Hamilton, then executive director ...

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