I read too much serious stuff. Condensed economic or other arguments that I have to read for work – the sort of stuff that furrows your brow and makes you feel your age. For pleasure I am now reading Paul Barry’s cheeky “Breaking News: Sex, Lies & The Murdoch Succession”. It is well-written and interesting. I have always had a soft spot for Barry’s cheekiness and, indeed, for Rupert Murdoch because he is a super-smart businessman. The Barry book shows that that is about all he is. After reading Barry I think Murdoch is a pathetic, dangerous person. I don’t trust his progeny either.
Rupert Murdoch is a powerful, successful creep. He will probably emerge as a victor too.