Fark You Murdoch
The days of a large number of news agencies and PR people and paparazzi's creating 'news' to send to a FEW major newspapers is over.
Now the bulk of news is broken on the web directly, bypassing his filter. Google is not to blame for this.
He can remove his newspapers from Google with Robots.txt
He can remove any sites that clone his newspapers, with DMCA take down notice.
It's not Googles problem that Murdoch cannot make money on newspapers now, he only ever could control newsprint because it was an expensive market with just a FEW players. Now it's a cheap market with MILLIONS of players.
A news story is just as likely to be broken on a blog as a newspaper (see 8 million GPS queries from US authorities in a year, that was broken in a blog). Murdochs news often comes from Fark.com links now, I read it on Fark, then I read the mangled version of it from Sun or Sky or Fox.
If I can read a story via Fark today, why would I pay tomorrow to read some distorted half truth version of it?