Murdoch papers come out swinging on press regulation

by Toby Manhire / 18 March, 2013
A pair of remarkable front pages from the Murdoch empire star Winston Churchill and a roll call of tyrants.
On the eve of an possible political deal on whether to implement a new press regulator with "statutory underpinning", along lines recommended by the Leveson inquiry, the Rupert Murdoch owned The Sun has left little room for doubt about its position.

The tabloid rarely does politics on its front page, let alone matters of regulation, but look at this morning's effort:


Via Nick Sutton


And if you think that's histrionic, well, it's downright restrained alongside this front page from last week's Sydney Daily Telegraph, which graphically represents the opposition of Murdoch's News Ltd to changes to media regulation in Australia proposed by communications minister Stephen Conroy.

Murdoch Daily Telegraph Conroy


And here, by the way, is the front page from Saturday's UK Guardian newspaper, a timely reminder of the events that kicked everything off, in Britain, at least - and have not yet gone away.



 

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