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I feel that people I trusted - I don't know who, on what level - have let me down, and I think they have behaved disgracefully, and it's for them to pay. And I think, frankly, that I'm the best person to see it through.
So long as I can stay mentally alert - inquiring, curious - I want to keep going. I love my wife and my children, but I don't want to sit around at home with them. We go on safaris and things like that. I can do that for a couple of weeks a year. I'm just not ready to stop, to die.
It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests.
Bury your mistakes.
I think you have a danger of regulating, putting regulations in place which will mean there will be no press in 10 years to regulate.
I've operated and launched newspapers all over the world.
It's been a long career, and I've made some mistakes along the way.
The UK desperately needs less government and freer markets.
Why would I spend $5 billion for something in order to wreck it?
CNN is pretty consistently on the left, if you look at their choice of stories, what they play up. It's not what they say. It's what they highlight.
I am amazed that CNN can't get its act together.
My father left me with a clear sense that the media was something different.
Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.
I think everyone's against abortion.
My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it.
No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard.
Everybody at home speaks mandarin except me.
Journalists should think of themselves as outside the Establishment, and owners can't be too worried about what they're told at their country clubs.
One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business.
We certainly employ a lot of immigrants at Fox... and we do not take any consistent anti-immigrant line.
When I hear something going wrong, I insist on it being put right.
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
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