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Kevin Rudd demands fair shake of the sauce bottle after Murdoch’s ‘huge whack’ | The Weekly Beast | Media

Kevin Rudd, who is celebrating breaking the record for the biggest e-petition in the history of the national parliament with well over 400,000 signatures, says he knew Rupert Murdoch would take a “huge whack” at him when he called for a royal commission into News Corp’s dominance of Australian media.

The former PM’s petition, which closes on Wednesday, argues that Murdoch’s media company employs tactics that “chill free speech and undermine public debate”.

Anyone who takes on the Murdoch empire makes themselves a big target. And so it was Rudd found himself on the front page of the Daily Telegraph this week over reports from Norwegian journalists from last year that exposed financial links between Jeffrey Epstein and the…

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