Sydney Schanberg writes:
Dear Jim, This is a piece I posted on my now-dormant blog (“Schanberg Reports”). To me, it has a timeless quality — thought you might be interested.
To any journalist in New York – or any regular newspaper reader for that matter – it was clear that Rupert Murdoch was a rough-riding business pirate intent on expanding his empire, one who would say or do almost anything to get his way. His rightist political ideology was real, but he generally made it secondary to his primary crusade – his search for profit, power and the most elusive goal of all, respectability. He was not satanic or even a demon; he was merely a human, modern-day robber baron.