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Murdoch Papers Bad on Climate Science

A professor at the University of Technology in Sydney said she and her team of researchers found that Rupert Murdoch’s papers in the country tended to question science, not just politics, in a debate over climate-change policy. “If that’s happening on that one issue, well, it’s certainly happening on other issues,” the journalism professor said of the sway held by the Murdoch empire in a country where it owns the majority of newspapers. Collectively, those papers have taken a hard line against the Labor Party’s efforts on environmental issues, the researcher said.