Francis Wheen

Licentious Prude, Written in Wind and Water

Rupert Murdoch: Ringmaster of the Information Circus


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When he was a schoolboy, Rupert Murdoch supplemented his pocket money by catching water rats and selling their skins at sixpence a time. His other wheeze was to collect horse manure from the Murdoch family’s paddocks, put it in bags and sell it to neighbours for their gardens.

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