James Murdoch's annus horribilis just keeps getting worse...and worse. The News of the World's former legal boss yesterday claimed he held up a front page email to Murdoch in 2008 showing phone hacking was systemic at the paper.
Kim Williams had better watch out. The word around Holt Street is that domineering New York Post editor Col Allan, best known for taking Kevin Rudd to a New York strip club, could be heading back to Australia to run News Limited's print division.
With controlling stakes in Australia's highest rating TV network, Channel Seven, the nation's second-biggest magazine group, Pacific Magazines and The West Australian, the 71-year old tycoon should be a real power in the land.
David Leckie would be a wonderful media mogul if he owned his own TV network. The man who made Channel Nine No. 1 for the Packers and Seven No. 1 for Kerry Stokes is loud, colourful, rude, aggressive, and ideal for the role.
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