Three British prime ministers’ cozy relationships with Rupert Murdoch
- Thatcher After a meeting with Murdoch at her country retreat, Thatcher gave an easy approval to the media mogul’s bid for The Times of London, setting the stage for his growing influence.
- Blair Tony Blair’s relationship with Murdoch became so cozy that Blair is the godfather of one of Murdoch’s children. One of Rupert’s top execs, Rebekah Brooks, was a frequent guest of Blair’s.
- Cameron David Cameron, the current prime minister, made Andy Coulson, a former Murdoch aide, a top aide of his. Cameron and his wife also used to ride Rupe’s horses before the scandal. source
» But what don’t we know? Rupe’s going to testify: Murdoch, who has seen his considerable British political influence fall since the hacking scandal broke, now plans to return to the UK to testify on his political influence over the years. Last time he did this, Wendy Deng kicked some guy’s pie-throwing butt.