BUSINESS CLASS: Murdoch's election blues

Our travels this week take us to London, where an Australian publisher with an American passport is watching his political influence get sold down the Thames.

If you thought Gordon Brown was having a bad election, spare some sympathy for Rupert Murdoch. After, you know, practically winning the election for John Major and the Conservatives back in 1992, and then giving Labour and Blair a massive leg-up in 1997, he's having a dog of a 2010 in terms of the wielding of political influence.

It seems Rupert was convinced by son James, who was convinced by former Sun editor and Murdoch clan confidant Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade), that his UK newspapers should support David Cameron, Britain's Conservative party candidate for prime minister.

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