10 April 2013 6:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

  News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday paid tribute to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday, calling her "an inspiration to my business life" in an editorial in his Times of London. The media mogul was always known to be a fan of Thatcher and her focus on business interests, but the fact that he took the rare step of writing about her in one of his conglomerate's papers drew attention in Britain. News Corp.'s The Sun first supported Thatcher in the 1979 British election. And during last year's Leveson Inquiry into U.K. newspaper

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