Tuesday, 12 October 2010

BOOK TO READ: Man Bites Murdoch

Personally, I have a facination on anything that has to do with Rupert Murdoch. He is an incredible man who has come from Australia to go on to conqueur the world. If you really think about it, he is one of the most powerful people in the world. The book above that comes out at the end of the week, seems like a very facinating account of the world of newspapers that Gurtherie worked in for 40 years. He is a snippet off the Readings bookstore website that makes it sounds incredibly good. Love the design of the front cover too.

"Man Bites Murdoch is Bruce Guthrie's explosive account of almost 40 years in the news business, his brutal dismissal from Australia's biggest selling paper, the celebrated court case that exposed the inner workings of the world's biggest media company, and the treachery of its most senior executives.

Guthrie survived tuberculosis, Melbourne's gritty northern suburbs and a boss who twice tried to sack him in his first six months in newspapers, to become a foreign correspondent and then one of Australia's feistiest and most controversial editors. His CV boasts editorships of The Age, The Sunday Age, Herald Sun, Who Weekly, The Weekend Australian Magazine, even a high level stint at America's celeb-news bible, People. Then, just as he claimed one of the industry's most glittering prizes, he fell foul of Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen, who promptly dispensed with his services. What would any self-respecting Broadmeadows boy do in such circumstances? Sue them, of course."

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