Prime Minister Kevin Rudd escalated a bitter war of words with Rupert Murdoch Friday as the head of the media mogul's Australia arm quit in a shock move during a national election campaign.
Rupert Murdoch's Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper is displayed on a news stand in Sydney on August 5, 2013, calling for voters to replace PM Kevin Rudd. News Corp Australia's chief Kim Williams has quit in the middle of the election campaign after just 20 months in the job.
Rudd, facing an uphill battle to win September 7 polls against the Tony Abbott-led conservative opposition, has become a target of the Murdoch media and he accused the powerful tycoon of an orchestrated plan to get rid of him.
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