Rupert Murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch comes out in support of Jeremy Corbyn

20 August 2015 10:32

First Russell Brand, and now Rupert Murdoch has joined the list of ‘endorsements Jeremy Corbyn might not actually want’. The News UK media mogul, whose papers backed the Tories in the… Continue reading


Sell your Tory glory story: The Sun offers cash for Conservative testimonials

5 May 2015 16:34

Mr S reported over the weekend that Rupert Murdoch has jetted in to Britain ahead of the election. Now in the UK, the media mogul, and arch rival of Ed Miliband, is expected… Continue reading


Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband

2 May 2015 10:00

Ed Milband used his interview with Russell Brand as a chance to bash his arch-enemy Rupert Murdoch. The Labour leader claimed that the media mogul is ‘much less powerful than he… Continue reading

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The Sun gets cold feet about Labour

11 April 2015 10:00

Earlier this month the Sun‘s election website ran a story about their plans to back Labour. In the online article, they teased that the paper was backing Labour, something which would come… Continue reading

Ed Miliband stands up to Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch calls Ed Miliband out on his debate boast

27 March 2015 14:04

Ed Miliband used last night’s election interview with Jeremy Paxman as an opportunity to blast the Murdoch press. The Labour leader told viewers that he had stood up to Rupert Murdoch, and would… Continue reading

Margaret Hodge at the Debrett's 500 party in January 2015. The event was sponsored by HSBC (Photo: David M. Benett/Getty)

Who on earth does Margaret Hodge think she is?

10 March 2015 15:23

Most people, when they hear the word populist, will think of Marine Le Pen going mad about Muslim immigrants or a Ukipper saying he wouldn’t want an Albanian living next… Continue reading

British Media Await Lord Justice Leveson's Report

How will the Guardian and the BBC cover the Trinity Mirror phone hacking?

26 January 2015 16:51

Trinity Mirror have admitted that they published 71 stories which were enabled by phone-hacking. Now eight cases are due to come before Mr Justice Mann at the beginning of March, with a… Continue reading

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Paul Dacre: Watch out, BBC. The political class may come for you next

29 October 2014 12:46

The below is an edited version of a speech given yesterday by Paul Dacre to the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, a charity for those who sell and distribute newspapers and magazines. Newspapers… Continue reading

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Aha! Steve Coogan sticks it to Rupert Murdoch

7 July 2014 16:49

Mr S would like to draw your attention to two separate articles in the Guardian, which he passes on without so much as a smirk. The actor and comedian Steve… Continue reading

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Hacking Trial: the movie

5 July 2014 12:38

We may have had the verdicts and the sentences in the hacking trial, but the biggest question remains unanswered: who’s going to play everyone in the movie? There’s one clear… Continue reading

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The War on Rupert Murdoch is the Real Story of the Hacking Saga.

27 June 2014 0:21

The hacking scandal was about many things but the way in which it has played-out and, crucially, been reported reminds us that it has chiefly been about power. Not just… Continue reading

Verdicts In Phone Hacking Trial

Convict the guilty. Keep the press free

25 June 2014 16:46

We have not heard much from Hugh Grant this week. Nor from Max Mosley, Steve Coogan or any of the other bizarre array of celebrities and moguls who wanted to… Continue reading

James Murdoch Faces Calls To Stand Down As Chairman Of BSkyB At Their AGM

Tom Watson and Alex Marunchak keep it civil at the Savile

3 April 2014 17:23

The potential for brouhaha lurks on any party guest list; but the stakes are not often as high as they were last night at the Savile Club, where hacks and… Continue reading

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Evan Harris glugs with the enemy

20 March 2014 12:45

Gongs all round at the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year Award at the Imax cinema in Waterloo. It was a bumper night for Spectator writers. Congratulations to Charles… Continue reading

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Why are Rupert Murdoch’s men damning Andrew Mitchell?

13 February 2014 12:56

If you want to picture Rupert Murdoch imagine an old man on a tight rope. On the one hand, his newspapers must pursue his interests – say that everyone but… Continue reading

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A joke at Russell Brand’s expense

30 November 2013 15:16

I see that Russell Brand has morphed into Mehdi Hassan. Mehdi, if you remember, excoriated The Daily Mail and then the paper published the cringe-worthy paean of praise Hassan had… Continue reading

Jeremy Paxman's exasperation with the BBC's handling of the Newsnight investigation into Jimmy Savile was clear in his evidence. Picture: Getty

Conrad Black – my reward for threatening to beat up Jeremy Paxman

23 November 2013 11:14

It is correct that I have long thought Rupert Murdoch history’s most formidable media proprietor, by his unique combination of bold vision, thorough execution and unlimited energy and ambition. It… Continue reading


Murdoch son-in-law ‘clarifies’ that the PM did come to his party after all

5 November 2013 9:42

You know how it is. You’ve had a heavy night, everyone has left your party and empty bottles are all that remains. Then those pesky diary journalists start calling. Elizabeth Murdoch’s… Continue reading

Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud, who David Cameron partied with this weekend. Photo: Getty Images.

Cameron and Osborne supping with Murdoch – again

4 November 2013 17:16

It was PR guru Matthew Freud’s 50th birthday on Saturday: he and his wife, Elisabeth Murdoch, hosted a fairly lavish party. But would Westminster’s finest attend? Guests were struck to… Continue reading


Press Freedom: The state goes for everyone (and you have no right to be surprised)

17 October 2013 11:26

Britain’s journalists ought to be asking themselves an unfamiliar question: what is the point of my life? If they have any knowledge of history, they ought to know that they… Continue reading


News Corp confirm that Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce

13 June 2013 18:00

Most people had not heard of Wendi Deng until she lamped the left wing comedian “Jonnie Marbles”, also known as Jonathan May-Bowles, during her husband Rupert Murdoch’s now infamous appearance… Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch: Cameron’s in trouble – I read it in The Spectator

25 May 2013 20:32

From his base in New York, Rupert Murdoch knows where to get the best analysis of British politics: The Spectator. He has just Tweeted that David Cameron is in trouble,… Continue reading

Gerald Scarfe poses in 2009 ahead of the 'Tear down the Wall' exhibition in Halle. Image: Getty

Gerald Scarfe’s other wall

30 January 2013 18:00

The new Intercontinental Hotel in Westminster seems determined to become the chosen haunt for the political great and good. The swanky hotel has opened its doors — and more importantly… Continue reading

Gerald Scarfe has got into trouble over a cartoon about Israel. Image: Getty

Gerald Scarfe, anti-Semitic? No.

29 January 2013 11:10

So, that Gerald Scarfe cartoon, then. I don’t like it much, but then I like cartoons which make me laugh, (and especially so if they have animals in them). McLachlan,… Continue reading


The View from 22 — Britain’s accidental EU exit?

10 January 2013 10:56

We’re delighted to be back with a bang for the first Spectator podcast of 2013. This week, our political editor James Forsyth discusses David Cameron’s long-delayed speech on Europe with… Continue reading