Comparing Murdoch to the tobacco business

Murdoch’s News Limited is a multinational, bullying monster that routinely escapes serious scrutiny. Its size convinces too many to remain silent.

But there are brave exceptions:

The [Australian Rugby team] Storm’s former chairman, Rob Moodie, has launched a withering attack on the club’s owners, News Ltd, comparing their ”intimidating” tactics to those of multinational tobacco firms.

Dr Moodie, who has battled with tobacco companies in his position as one of Australia’s foremost preventive health experts, told the Herald: ”Coming up against News Ltd isn’t easy. From my experience in health I’d compare their tactics to those of a tobacco company – they are just so powerful, they have so many resources and they can be very intimidating.

”I have been shocked by their approach to ethics.”

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