The Koch Brothers, Murdoch, and the Mindset of the Puppeteers

I just finished reading Jane Mayer’s Covert Operations, her latest piece in the New Yorker about "the billionaire [Koch] brothers who are waging a war against Obama". I highly recommend it.

While I was reading it, I found myself wondering about the mindset of Rupert Murdoch, and the nature of his personal moral and political philosophy. I believe he more than anyone is responsible for what Fox news has done to devolve rational and civil discourse in our country over the past 10-15 years. I have not studied Murdoch, and am curious to better understand his motivations and rationale.

I’d appreciate hearing other FDL pups’ opinions, and being pointed to any fact-based works on Murdoch that shed some light on his thinking in this context.

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