The following recently broadcast documentaries about the unraveling News Corp scandal and Rupert Murdoch’s iron-grip on the main political parties are both recommended:
Dispatches: How Murdoch ran Britain
broadcast on Channel 4 on Monday 25th July at 8:00pm-9:00pm
Director Tom Porter
Journalist Peter Oborne has been consistent in raising the alarm over the “dark arts” employed by the tabloid press to get their stories by any means. Here, he also looks into the world of the Rupert Murdoch and the influence and political power he has held in the UK.
Murdoch: The Mogul who Screwed the News
broadcast on Channel 4 on Wednesday 27th July at 10:00pm-11:00pm
The incredible story of how Rupert Murdoch used celebrity scandal to bankroll his expanding media empire, before scandal ultimately engulfed the News of the World itself.
Jacques Peretti talks to everyone from Hugh Grant to Murdoch insiders to find out how the world of celebrities, cops and politicians first cosied up with, and then turned against, the world’s most powerful media mogul.