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‘The real Rupert’: News Corp global chief says idea that Murdoch influences elections is a ‘myth’

Robert Thomson says media empire’s newspapers have a common ‘philosophy’ and denies they have performed a backflip on in Australia

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The idea that influences Australian is a “myth” and far removed from the behaviour of “the real Rupert”, the media mogul’s global chief executive, Robert Thomson, has told a parliamentary inquiry.

Thomson rejected a suggestion by the inquiry chair, , that the chairman and CEO of had a hand in directing his newspaper editors on which party should win.

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