Australian politicians 'frightened' of 'Murdoch media beast’, says Kevin Rudd – video

He told an inquiry into media diversity that politicians were fearful of facing a “systematic campaign”. Former PM says his fear of the Murdoch empire persisted during his time in office and only subsided after he leftThe former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has declared that Australian politicians are frightened of Rupert Murdoch – a fear that persisted when he was in the top job and subsided only when he left politics.Speaking

Speaking under parliamentary privilege at Parliament House in Canberra, Rudd said the 'Murdoch mob' was seeking 'compliant politicians'.

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