How Rupert Murdoch won the Wall Street Journal and lost billions in the process.

Media criticism.
June 1 2010 12:23 PM

Murdoch's Disastrous Triumph

How Rupert Murdoch won the Wall Street Journal and lost billions in the process.

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As a 79-year-old, he may not have enough time left to see his design bear fruit. When he dies, the War at the Wall Street Journal saga is likely to be replayed as the Murdoch children squabble over whether it would be wiser to preserve Dad's empire or sell it to the highest bidder. I'd want Sarah Ellison on that story.

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