‘Politico’ Has Excerpt from New Book on Rupert Murdoch

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By: E&P Staff

Michael Calderone at Politico reports today that the newspaper/Web site obtained an advance copy of Michael Wolff’s forthcoming (Tuesday) tome on Rupert Murdoch (which Murdoch is not totally happy with) and agreed not to publish anything until today.

His excerpt today mainly deals with Murdoch and Roger Ailes, among others at Fox, hating Bill O’Reilly, though stuck with him because of the business upside.

Also, Murdoch was trying to balance the “vulgar” Fox with his recent purchase of more “nuanced” Wall Street Journal:

“Wolff describes Murdoch as not wanting News Corp. to be defined by Fox News. And so last year?s purchase of the Wall Street Journal, he wrote, ‘was in no small way about wanting to trade the illiberal?the belligerent, the vulgar, the loud, the menacing the unsubtle?for the better-heeled, the more magnanimous, the further nuanced.’?



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