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Rebekah Brooks: Tabloids’ Saviour or Undertaker?

by | 1st, October 2015

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For many it was as sure as eggs is eggs when Rupert Murdoch  reappointed his Ginger Tabby Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of the revamped and financially challenged new version of the UK media giant News International.

That is correct. Rupert’s losing money but not quite cash-strapped.

Murdoch’s flag ship The Sun is even now quietly selectively lowering the web Pay Wall it so proudly erected only to find hiding behind hedges meant fewer readers and further losses. The Times and others are sure to follow.

Four years after her resignation, following the revelations of thousands upon thousands of examples of bugging and phone hacking involving the newspapers she edited, Rebekah Brooks is back at the helm.

The woman who clawed her way from making the tea to the pinnacle of the UK Red Top tabloids plunging to become the most reviled journalist in Britain is again ascendant.

All may not be as it appears. Murdoch’s Empire is in decline. Like local newspapers before them, Red Tops and heavy National newsprint are all in free fall.

Rupert either has a remarkable insight into Brook’s financial skills and ability to digitise the failing Empire or is handing her the poisoned chalice because of past misdemeanours.

Flame-topped Brooks, former CEO of Murdoch’s UK Print Division, News International, was said

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