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The Sun Rises in New Play about Murdoch's Tabloid Revolution

The Sun Rises in New Play about Murdoch's Tabloid Revolution

Saturday, 23 September 2017 09:40 AM

LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth — and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news.

A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. "Ink" shows how Murdoch revolutionized British journalism, turning the failing Sun newspaper into the country's most influential tabloid through a mix of sin, sensation and sex.

Playwright James Graham says it's fascinating "to see the torment" on the faces of liberal London theatergoers as they realize they are rooting for the Australian upstart.

He says the play wants to subvert audience expectations of "a man who has had an incredible impact on all of our lives."

"Ink" runs at the Duke of York's Theatre until Jan. 6.

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Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth - and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news.A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. "Ink" shows how...
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