Killing Fairfax by Pamela Williams & Rupert Murdoch by David McKnight

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356
Jan McGuinness reviews 'Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the ultimate revenge' by Pamela Williams and 'Rupert Murdoch: An investigation of political power' by David McKnight

Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

by Pamela Williams

HarperCollins, $39.99 hb, 352 pp, 9780732297664

Book Cover 2 Small

Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power

by David McKnight

Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 296 pp, 9781742373522

Killing Fairfax by Pamela Williams & Rupert Murdoch by David McKnight

Reviewed by
November 2013, no. 356

With James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch grinning smugly on its cover, Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge projects a strong message that they are indeed the company’s smiling assassins. Pamela Williams mounts a case that these scions of Australia’s traditional media families landed killer blows through their investments in Internet start-ups, which were ultimately responsible for siphoning off Fairfax’s fabled ‘rivers of gold’, aka classified advertisements for jobs, cars, and real estate.

Jan McGuinness reviews 'Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the ultimate revenge' by Pamela Williams and 'Rupert Murdoch: An investigation of political power' by David McKnight

Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

by Pamela Williams

HarperCollins, $39.99 hb, 352 pp, 9780732297664

Book Cover 2 Small

Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power

by David McKnight

Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 296 pp, 9781742373522

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