And so the Time has come, As Lord Leveson’s inquiry is in the reading/Writing phase, Brit has reached the point where his own personal reading and writing has come to its natural end. It's now sat in warehoses and shops having come from the printers. A book that has partly been born here is now hitting the shops.
The Book may have Peter as a father, but a variety of people here are doting Aunts and Uncles (And quite a few of us find our names or usernames sat in the Acknowledgements and that’s as good a reason as any other to buy it :-) )
The first newspaper review is out and is available pictorially on the Books website
WHEN Peter Jukes let it be known last year that he was writing a book called The Fall of the House of Murdoch, a senior Sun editor emailed him to say: "Is this a joke?"You have to ask yourself if Murdoch papers reviews will be quite as positive.
But with Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson both now facing charges over phone-hacking, and Rupert Murdoch slowly stepping back from his British newspaper holdings, it looks like a prescient title.
The old adage – "Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel" – no longer fits. Much ink has been expended on the Australia media baron, from Michael Wolff's acidic biography to Tom Watson's plodding account of the phone-hacking scandal. The Fall of the House of Murdoch is refreshing as it examines the ideas that have driven the modern western world to its current crisis.
People have asked how you get hold of it In the US it’s available from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/...
In the UK it’s
It’s also available at the Guardians Bookshop, if you fancy supporting the UK paper which has done the most to help bring this story to light.
Now I may be slightly biased in saying you should go out and buy this book, seeing as there’s some things I put together in one of the Appendices, but it’s all the diaries written on the Phone hacking stories here, and more. Stories beyond just the things you’ve read here all in one place.
It all starts like this
To say that Rupert Murdoch ruined my life, and probably ruined yours, is onlyAnd you know you all want to know how it carries on.
In a career spanning more than half a century, Murdoch has carved out an
almost mythic place for himself as the modern media mogul, a species distinct from
the purely print-based press barons of the past. From the early days in Australia,
when he added TV stations to the newspaper legacy of his father, his was a crossplatform
project that spanned different formats and quickly developed international
ambitions. The acquisition of the News of the World in 1969 was followed four
years later by Murdoch’s relocation to New York and purchase of magazine and
newspaper franchises in the US. By the eighties News Corp was a global conglomerate
characteristic of the late twentieth century: able to navigate national taxes
and regulations by shifting operations and earnings across international boundaries.