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Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A friendship of convenience

To make their way upward in New York, both men relied on a powerful friend, the lawyer Roy M Cohn, a ruthless fixer

Amy Chozick | NYT 

The calls to the White House come at least once a week. “Murdoch here,” the blunt, accented voice on the other end of the line says. For decades, Rupert Murdoch has used his media properties to establish a direct line to Australian and British leaders. But in the 44 years since he bought his first newspaper in the US, he has largely failed to cultivate close ties to an American president. Until now. Murdoch and President Donald Trump — both forged in New York’s tabloid culture, one as the owner of The New York Post, the other as its perfect subject ...

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First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 02:23 IST