Murdoch’s Sydney tabloid performed a pivotal function in decimating the popularity of Michael Towke, paving the best way for Morrison.
News Corporation won’t have got down to set up Scott Morrison within the federal parliament in 2007, however Morrison will certainly have been grateful for the pivotal function the Murdoch organisation performed in ousting Michael Towke, after he had defeated Morrison convincingly within the get together’s preselection poll for the seat of Cook.
The preselection battle, ultimately gained by Morrison, was lined by most media shops, however none extra so than The Daily Telegraph, which attacked Towke over a sequence of tales portraying the Lebanese-Australian Maronite Christian as a serial liar and an exaggerator.
Towke’s declare over the weekend that Morrison racially vilified him to destroy his political profession has been denied by Morrison. But it was the tales printed by News Corporation on the time that devastated Towke’s popularity and made it unimaginable for him to keep up his preselection.
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