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Murdoch, Packer kill boast 'a compliment', says Fairfax

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Australian media giant Fairfax on Monday welcomed a boast by the sons of billionaires Rupert Murdoch and the late Kerry Packer that they had "killed" the group, describing their hubris as a compliment. 

James Packer (R) and Lachlan Murdoch (L) attend the launch of the Harper Collins published book "Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge," by author Pamela Williams, in Sydney, on July 23, 2013.

Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer last week revelled in the revenge they claimed they had taken on Sydney Morning Herald owner Fairfax -- long a rival of Murdoch's Australian newspapers and the Packer magazine interests -- by stealing its market share of classified ads.

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