22 Sensational Rupert Murdoch Quotes

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-American media mogul and Chairman and CEO of the global media holding company News Corporation. Starting out in the 50′s and 60′s through acquiring a number of news papers, Murdoch quickly expanded to the United Kingdom and the US Market. Worth more than $12 billion, here is a look at some of the best Rupert Murdoch quotes ever recorded.

“Advances in the technology of telecommunications have proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere.”

“Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

“Bury your mistakes.”

“Everybody at home speaks mandarin except me.”

“From the beginning on, newspapers have prospered for one reason: giving readers the news that they want.”

“I felt that it’s best just to be as transparent as possible.”


“I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir ‘em up, but you can’t do that on television. It’s just not on.”

“I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good. Rupert Murdoch”

“I’m considered homophobic and crazy about these things and old fashioned. But I think that the family – father, mother, children – is fundamental to our civilization.”

“I’m not a knee-jerk conservative. I passionately believe in free markets and less government, but not to the point of being a libertarian.”

“I’m not an economist and we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good.”

“In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.”

“It’s a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven’t got any other business interests.”

“Journalists should think of themselves as outside the Establishment, and owners can’t be too worried about what they’re told at their country clubs.”

“Money is not the motivating force. It’s nice to have money, but I don’t live high. What I enjoy is running the business.”

“One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business.”

“Satellite broadcasting makes it possible for information-hungry residents of many closed societies to bypass state-controlled television channels.”

“The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.”

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

“There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.”

“When you’re a catalyst for change, you make enemies – and I’m proud of the ones I’ve got.”

“You can’t build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own.”

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