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Murdoch’s Man in Chicago

Rupert Murdoch purchased the Chicago Sun-Times last November supposing there’d be someone to edit it when he took the paper over in January. And there wasn’t. Publisher Jim Hoge was expected to leave, but Murdoch believed editor Ralph Otwell would agree to stay on for several months. Otwell wouldn’t. Next Murdoch flew managing editor Gregory […]

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The Press: Abandoning Ship

Everyone at the Sun-Times has heard the story of Rupert Murdoch’s bags, and everyone, it seems, is eager to tell it. An enormous amount of anger and contempt is invested in this simple tale. A few days before Christmas, the publicity department was throwing a cocktail party on the seventh floor. Murdoch, the then owner-in-waiting, […]