Rupert Murdoch

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(Media Mogul)
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BornKeith Rupert Murdoch
Melbourne, Australia
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materGeelong Grammar School, Worcester College (Oxford)
Parents • Keith Murdoch
• Elisabeth Joy
Children • Prudence Murdoch
• Elisabeth Murdoch
• Lachlan Murdoch
• James Murdoch
• Grace Murdoch
• Chloe Murdoch
Spouse • Patricia Booker
• Anna Murdoch Mann
• Wendi Deng
Founder ofFox News
Member ofAmerican Australian Association, Atlantic Council/Board, Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, Jeffrey Epstein/Black book, Murdoch family, News Corp, Paley Media Council
Interest ofAsa Briggs
Relatives • Janet Calvert-Jones
• Anne Kantor
• Helen Handbury
• Matthew Freud
• Sarah Murdoch
Australian-American media mogul who uses his power as part of the deep state.

Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-American media magnate.[1] In the 1950s and '60s, Rupert Murdoch acquired various newspapers in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World followed closely by The Sun, and finally to the United States from the 1970s onwards.

Murdoch is not merely an independent "conservative" propagandist, but an deep state operative deliberately installed by British and US intelligence services to program public opinion.

In September 2023, it was reported that Murdoch was stepping down as Chair of Fox and News Corp and would be succeeded by his son Lachlan Murdoch.[2]


Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch in 1952. Rupert Murdoch is the founder, chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.[3][4][5][6]


All big entrepreneurs have the stink of unpopularity around them. Whether it is through envy or sincere distaste, Donald Trump, James Goldsmith, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Maxwell and Richard Branson have all become popular figures of hate.[7]

Media ownership

Murdoch was running The Australian, a failed national newspaper, while Ted Shackley was CIA station chief in Australia. At the time, Murdoch was facing the likely closure of his newspaper The Australian.

In the run-up to the 1972 election, Murdoch's paper The Australian was a keen Whitlam supporter, donating some $75,000 in free advertising. By 1975, with Peer de Silva, John Denley Walker and Milton Wonus CIA station chiefs, Murdoch had turned savagely against the Labor government, to the extent there were demonstrations outside The Australian's Sydney offices. Murdoch's role was part of a longer-term CIA operation to destroy Labor's powerful leftwing and install Bob Hawke and his CIA-affiliated cronies in the NSW Right faction, who hosted Bernie Houghton and the CIA front Nugan Hand Bank. Shackley and Walker particularly despised Whitlam who had tolerated the left and believed in Australia's sovereignty.[8]

In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet. Murdoch did the same political work in Britain, switching his support from the Conservative Party to the Labour Party in 1997. The Labour Party followed a right-wing agenda after they came to power. A senior Blair aide, Lance Price, reported in his memoirs that Blair always consulted with Murdoch before announcing any major policy decision. In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, Murdoch consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes.

He moved to New York City in 1974 to expand into the US market, but retained interests in Australia and Britain. The link to Ted Shackley explains how when he suddenly he became a US citizen literally overnight, to satisfy the legal requirement for US television ownership, and went on an endless buying spree. This also explains why Murdoch was allowed to break all the rules in acquisition of media in America. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989)[9], and the Wall Street Journal in 2007.

He formed the British broadcaster BSkyB in 1990, and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000, Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.

FOX & Trump

An interesting relation of Murdoch was the one with Donald Trump. At one point during the results of the 2020 US Presidential election, Trump called Murdoch and screamed at him for letting Fox News call the state of Arizona too early in his view.[10] Journalist Michael Wolff released a controversial book which also has an interesting passage about Trump and Murdoch.

“Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America's doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, 'We'll figure it out.' "What a fucking idiot," said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone.”
Michael Wolff (2018)  [11]

Phone Hacking

In July 2011, Rupert Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. He faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the US.[12][13] On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International.[14][15] On July 1, 2015, Murdoch left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox.[16]


Related Quotations

Richard Branson“All big entrepreneurs have the stink of unpopularity around them. Whether it is through envy or sincere distaste, Donald Trump, James Goldsmith, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Maxwell and Richard Branson have all become popular figures of hate.”Richard Branson
Nick Davies
August 1990
Tucker Carlson“I am 100 % his bitch. Whatever Mr. Murdoch says, I do.”Tucker Carlson2010
Theodore ShackleyBill Casey was one of the key men in the acquisition of media after WW2. It was one of his proteges (a young German immigrant to the US) who was sent back to Germany after the war to take over Bertelsmann and build it up. Rupert Murdoch was very tight with Shackley, which is how he got launched on his global acquisitions and has now taken over the WSJ. Murdoch was running a failed national newspaper in Australia while Shackley was station chief in Oz. Then suddenly he becomes a US citizen literally overnight and goes on an endless buying spree. Shackley's pockets were infinitely deep. At the time, Murdoch was facing the likely closure of his newspaper The Australian. His ticket out was Shackley. This also explains why Murdoch was allowed to break all the rules in acquisition of media in America.”Theodore Shackley
Sterling Seagrave


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/19883 June 19885 June 1988Austria
The 36th meeting, 114 participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/200724 January 200728 January 2007SwitzerlandOnly the 449 public figures listed of ~2200 participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/200923 January 200927 January 2009SwitzerlandChairman Klaus Schwab outlined five objectives driving the Forum’s efforts to shape the global agenda, including letting the banks that caused the 2008 economic crisis keep writing the rules, the climate change agenda, over-national government structures, taking control over businesses with the stakeholder agenda, and a "new charter for the global economic order".


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies CorbynArticle14 August 2014Michael W. Howard"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."
Document:Ed Miliband’s decision to oppose military action against Syria is an action of statesmanship of which Britons will be proudArticle28 August 2013Michael MeacherIt is all very well to rush to war in a surge of moral outrage, it is quite another to spell out clearly what are the war objectives and how exactly they are to be achieved.
Document:Is this the Epicentre of Corbyn’s Antisemitism Story?Article8 April 2019TruePublicaWe are being immersed in a disgraceful environment of political propaganda, disinformation and downright lies cooked up by those with vested interests and promoted by the billionaire offshore owners of the press and fellow travellers such as Ruth Smeeth and contriving organisations such as the British-American Project
Document:Media Freedom? Show me the MSM Journalist Opposing the Torture of Assangeblog post7 September 2020Craig MurrayAt a time when the government is mooting designating Extinction Rebellion as Serious Organised Crime, right wing bequiffed muppet Keir Starmer was piously condemning the group, stating: “The free press is the cornerstone of democracy and we must do all we can to protect it.”
Document:Murdoch's Deeply Hidden Jewish RootsArticle16 July 2011Christopher Bollyn“For some reason, Keith Rupert Murdoch has always tried to hide the fact that his pious mother, Elisabeth Joy Murdoch (née Greene), brought him up as a Jew.”
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  1. Document:Tiny Rowland – portrait of the bastard as a rebel
  7. Document:Tiny Rowland – portrait of the bastard as a rebel
  8. see assessments by Sterling Seagrave and John Simkins
  11. Fire and Fury, inside the White House/Wikiquote