Ex-Murdoch lieutenant Chris Mitchell says criticism of News Corp ‘worth thinking about’

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via Ex-Murdoch lieutenant Chris Mitchell says criticism of News Corp ‘worth thinking about’

Andrew Bolt was never a “chief lieutenant” so he just hung on the tail of the rise (ODT)

Rupert Murdoch’s former chief lieutenant in Australia, Chris Mitchell, says criticism of News Corp’s political reporting from current and former journalists is “worth thinking about”, amid outrage over the media empire’s election coverage.

Mr Mitchell – who was editor-in-chief of The Australian for 13 years until 2015 – praised this week’s two most prominent News Corp critics as excellent journalists, although he argued the furore about the company’s coverage was overblown.