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The late Mike Royko, for all his faults, was one of the best newspaper columnists in American history.
Wryly lampooning the movers and shakers in business and politics was Royko’s stock-in-trade. There can be doubt that he would have especially enjoyed turning his proverbial guns on the now-scandal-plagued media mogul Rupert Murdoch, for whom Royko had a special disdain.
Roger Ebert RECALLS Royko’s reaction to Murdoch’s takeover of the Chicago Sun-Times — and adds these jabs of his own at the man to whom Royko referred as “The Alien.”:
[Murdoch] landed on the Chicago Sun-Times like a bug-eyed monster from outer