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Murdoch rails against ‘old toffs and right wingers’ on Twitter

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By John Glenday | Reporter

March 29, 2012 | 1 min read

Outspoken media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to view attack as the best form defence after taking to Twitter to rail against his “enemies”, “old toffs” and “right wingers” amidst fresh allegations of malpractice – this time emanating from Australia.

The Australian Financial Review accuses News Corporation of running a secret unit set up to sabotage competitors, prompting demands for the case to be referred to Federal police.

It follows similar accusations in the UK where News Corp is accused of hacking rivals ITV Digital and posting access codes online.

In response Murdoch took to Twitter to denounce the “lies and libels”, accusing “old toffs and right wingers” of wishing to maintain “last century’s status quo with their monopolies”.

Murdoch has amassed over 207k followers with his outspoken views since debuting on the micro blogging site in the New Year.

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