Well, I suppose that’s a good trait in a prime minister. This was in the Herald Sun too, must be part of Murdoch’s determination “to maintain tight control over the political line of all his papers on issues that interest him,” as Robert Manne puts it. Manne goes on to say:
NEWS Ltd owns 70 per cent of the circulation of major newspapers in Australia.
Actually, 70% of people buy their papers every morning. If The Age was a superior publication, it might enjoy similar levels of market dominance. The rest is just a bunch of his Murdoch conspiracy theories.