The shake of Rupert's power finger

There is still much strength and power behind media mogul Rupert Murdoch, but as the hacking scandal continues to weigh, 2012 could see his influence wither.

Rupert Murdoch is the one man who really fits the media mogul mould, made famous by Evelyn Waugh's fictional press baron, Lord Copper, in the 1938 novel, Scoop. As proprietor of the Daily Beast, the great Lord Copper was so fearsome that none of his employees ever dared disagree with him.

The closest they ever came to ‘No’ was to tell him bravely, "Up to a point, Lord Copper, up to a point."


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