Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate:The Troubling Parallels
Attention, directors, officers, employees, and shareholders of News Corp.: There is a cancer on your business, and it is growing.
I do not use the metaphor of cancer easily or lightly. Once before, I had occasion to offer a similar warning, when I told Richard Nixon that Watergate was going to destroy the American Presidency. I’m offering this warning again now, because the unfolding scandal that is currently hammering the reputation and value of News Corp. so closely parallels the sequence of events that provoked my warning to Nixon.