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10 September 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:14am

Rupert Murdoch: the movie

Watch the media tycoon’s battle with the New York Times in animated form.

By Caroline Crampton

Taiwan’s Apple Daily has struck again with another of its hilarious political animations, this time featuring Rupert Murdoch and his bid to win control of New York’s newspaper market and drive the New York Times out of business.

Particular highlights include the Murdoch rising from the Hudson with a shark fin strapped to his back (0:24), firing a branded News Corporation “money cannon” into the air (0:50), and then a West Side Story-style gang fight between journalists from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, while the subtitles make a point about journalistic excellence (1:10).

With the News of the World phone-hacking allegations now to be investigated by a second parliamentary committee, grave questions are being raised about the behaviour of Murdoch’s media empire.

But that doesn’t make the video any less enjoyable.

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