The Man Who Owns the News
Vanity Fair columnist and news aggregator Newser founder Michael Wolff has shined a light on today's messy media jungle by focusing on one of the increasingly powerful media empire owners, Rupert Murdoch.
Anyway, the predictable review babble centers around Moloch’s (as a Murdochian, mogul-like character in John Darnton’s amusing Black and White and Dead All Over is named) motives for allowing such a book and then recently attacking its veracity. Do you and I care? I thought so. No matter: Whether or not Mr. Murdoch is sufficiently illuminated, Wolff does shine some light under News Corp’s rocks, and all manner of tidbits provide entertainment and sense to what is today’s messy media jungle.
Wolff, by the way, is also a founder of Newser, a news aggregator that is far and away better than others in its category, and it includes a daily dose of Mr. Wolff’s trenchant commentary, Off the Grid, such as this prediction of sort of the end of Google. Or better yet, his explanation for the bad New York Times review of this book, bouncily titled NYT hates Rupe (and Me).