Rupert Murdoch

Succession gets the rich and powerful all wrong

16 October 2021 9:00 am

They have stepped into the pop-culture spotlight via the HBO hit Succession, a hatchet job on the very rich and…

Keeping yourself angry, the Hare way: We Travelled, by David Hare, reviewed

14 August 2021 9:00 am

A character in David Hare’s Skylight claims she has at last found contentment by no longer opening newspapers or watching…

The Sun goes down

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Where did it all go wrong for the Sun?

The real Rupert Murdoch, by Kelvin MacKenzie

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The BBC documentary on Rupert Murdoch is pure one-sided bile, says Kelvin MacKenzie

Now I get it – Corbyn is the new Murdoch

29 July 2017 9:00 am

For our 16th wedding anniversary, Caroline and I went to the Almeida Theatre to see Ink, a new play about…

What would happen if Rupert Murdoch owned the BBC?

30 April 2016 9:00 am

A new book published today by the Institute of Economic Affairs called In Focus: The Case for Privatising the BBC…

Will Iman give me a second chance before I die?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The death of David Bowie — how is it that Stephen Glover always gets it right about our over-reaction and…

Keith Murdoch (Simon Harrison) appearing before the Dardanelles Commission (Photo: BBC)

Without Gallipoli, we’d have no Page 3

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Some years ago I paid a visit to the site of the Gallipoli landings because I was mildly obsessed with…

Another enemy within: Thatcher (and Wilson) vs the BBC

7 March 2015 9:00 am

In a ‘Dear Bill’ letter in Private Eye, an imaginary Denis Thatcher wrote off the BBC as a nest of…

The delicious cant of the Guardian is such a treat on a Saturday morning

14 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the highlights of my week comes on a Saturday morning, when I make myself a cup of fair-trade…

Like Murdoch, I'm an old man with an eye for beauty. But Wendi Deng? Seriously?

14 June 2014 8:00 am

 Gstaad A slight bump at 30,000 feet concentrates the mind, as the good Dr Johnson said about an appointment with…

Alexander Chancellor: This Christmas it’s nice to be able to pity the stinking rich for a change

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This is the season of goodwill when one should think about people less fortunate than oneself and wish them better…

Long life: Putin, Saatchi, Murdoch...hell hath no fury like an old man scorned

13 July 2013 9:00 am

The days may be long gone when a husband would pretend to commit adultery in a Brighton hotel so as…