Opinion | Rupert Murdoch’s troubling legacy

Through his tabloids and other newspapers, his TV networks, and, in particular, Fox News, Murdoch stoked divisiveness and anger


Rupert Murdoch isn’t completely going away.

The media mogul, now 92, announced last week that he is retiring and turning over the family business to his son, Lachlan.

But don’t expect Rupert to head out onto a yacht and watch the sun rise and set from whatever exotic location he chooses. It sounds as if Rupert will still be looking over Lachlan’s shoulder and, perhaps, whispering in his ear, continuing to have a major influence on his media conglomerate.

Murdoch’s retirement announcement, however, has given us a chance to reflect on the impact he has had on media and politics, not just here but across the world.

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