The announcement that the News Corporation’s founding father Rupert Murdoch was transitioning to “chairman emeritus” status has opened the flood gates for both admirers and critics.
ABC News, focusing on his influence in British media, headlined this:
Hero or villain? Rupert Murdoch’s exit stirs strong feelings in Britain, where he upended the media
Rupert Murdoch stirs mixed feelings in Britain, where he transformed the media over half a century
In this space in the good old USA, two names came to mind in reflecting on Murdoch’s impact on American media.
Barry Goldwater and Robert Bork.
Hop in the time capsule and travel first back to July …