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BEST THING YOU CAN SAY ABOUT RUPERT MURDOCH: He likes print
It’s easy to reductively dismiss megamogul Rupert Murdoch, as he owns derided properties like the New York Post and Fox News. But for romantic print-o-philes like us, we can at least admire his devotion to paper media; it’s well-known that he loses millions of dollars every year publishing his tabloid — just because he believes in print (and loves the power, of course) — and his empire’s Local Media division owns, and keeps propped up, dozens of hometown newspapers, including our city’s Brooklyn Paper and the Courier-Life chain. Hegemonic media ownership at a local level isn’t really a good thing, but at a time when newspapers are folding all over the country, especially at local levels, keeping them afloat is admirable.