The Courier-Mail

EX-PM TAKES AIM

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FORMER Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a second appearance at a Senate inquiry into media diversity yesterday, attacking News Corp, the publisher of The Courier-Mail and its counterpar­ts in the United States, as enemies of the democratic process.

The former Prime Minister suggested he was the victim of a “vendetta”. News Corp “does not hold the Morrison government to account … the government feels it is less accountabl­e” to its media outlets, he said. Fox News, owned by News Corp, he suggested, bore much of the responsibi­lity for the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

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