Murdoch’s Succession birthday complete with family no-show

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch thoroughly enjoying his 90th year. His News Corporation has acquired gossip site TMZ, which in 2012 revealed that the Murdoch inconsistencies against the royal family matched its stance on climate change via the headline: “Rupert Murdoch – let Prince Harry be at peace!”

Happy birthday Rupert.

Happy birthday Rupert.Credit:Joe Benke

Murdoch has also bought anti-Meghan Markle British television station Piers Morgan in a global deal that will include a nightly show on Sky News Australia at the expense of … Peta, Alan, Chris, Paul? Keep an eye on this room. Mr Morgan no longer does the daytime!

Plus, Daddy M managed to miss dinner in New York with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Nick Greiner and Arthur Sinodinos, dispatch of key lieutenant Robert Thomson to be groveled on in his place. Winner!

But all that has played another fiddle to Murdoch’s really big project: his birthday party.

It was a little over a week since KRM and his fourth wife, Jerry Hall, 65, slammed the doors of Holmwood, their £ 11 million, 11-bedroom Georgian palace in Chilterns, west of London, to about 150 of their closest and dearest friends for the mogul’s much – delayed 90th birthday.

Fittingly, the Holmwood heirloom was once the residence of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the 19th-century British equivalent of a Sky News anchor.

Among the adoring bunch of well-wishers, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, legendary artist Barry Humphries and Isaac Levido, the youthful Australian political strategist for both BoJo and ScoMo.

Only one thing was apparently missing: Murdoch’s youngest son James, which split from the company last year after expressing concern over the editorial direction of its mast heads. Murdoch jnr was not discovered and his apparent absence was a hot topic of conversation.

The 48-year-old was absent from the long video tribute, composed by Murdoch’s TV-producing daughter Elisabeth, who had the lead role in the eldest son Lachlan Murdoch, former prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and as cheeky was said to contain the theme tone of the HBO drama Follow-up, a totally fictional drama about a dysfunctional media dynasty.

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