‘Lachlan and Rupert, they’re not information guys. They care about media within the sense that it’s a driver of profitability.’
This text is a part of a collection a few authorized menace despatched to Crikey by Lachlan Murdoch, over an article Crikey printed concerning the January 6 riots within the US. For the collection introduction go right here, and for the total collection go right here.
There’s a rising record of Fox Information personalities and reporters who’ve fallen foul of the Murdoch enterprise by talking out in opposition to it, however how they fare after that seems to be a product of their place within the prime-time pecking order.
In 2021, former Fox Information overseas correspondent Conor Powell instructed the ABC’s 4 Corners that Murdoch media was the “largest purveyor of misinformation on the planet”. Fox Information took umbrage with this system, as Crikey reported, however that displeasure didn’t prolong to Powell. In his path, it didn’t bat an eyelid.