Bill Longstaff: Australia—a win for Tony Abbott (and Richard Murdoch)

By all accounts Tony Abbott waged a highly effective campaign in leading his Liberal (conservative) Party to victory in the Australian election on Saturday. And it didn’t hurt that he faced a Labour Party splintered by internal bickering. But the biggest boost of all may very well have been the massive support Abbott’s party got ...

Bill Longstaff: Rupert Murdoch unfit for journalism

A British parliamentary panel has concluded that press lord Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” They might equally have said he is not a fit person to exercise stewardship over journalism. The sleaze that has been revealed in Murdoch’s media empire is a direct result ...