(MENAFN – The Conversation) Of all the words written about Rupert Murdoch, ‘boring’ is not one of them. The media mogul has been the object of fascination for six decades, after he followed his father Sir Keith in to the newspaper business.
Family dynasties in newspapers are not new – there were the Harmsworths in the UK; the Hearsts , Grahams and Sulzbergers in the USA; and the Packers and Fairfaxes as well as the Murdochs in Australia.
But Murdoch has exercised a particular fascination: the almost irresistible core of a family with the gloss of celebrity, the heavy aroma of money and the unmistakable aura of power.
No wonder directors, screenwriters and producers continue to find inspiration in the Murdoch family.
The dynastic shenanigans of the Royal Family have generated volumes of stories, films and television. And, let’s face it, The Godfather is really a family…