Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Major New York Times Exposé Rips Lid Off Fox News

The New York Times reports: Rupert Murdoch, the founder of a global media empire that includes Fox News, has said he “never asked a prime minister for anything.” But that empire has given him influence over world affairs in a way few private citizens ever have, granting the Murdoch family enormous sway over not just the United States, but English-speaking …

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Fox News Spiked 2016 Stormy Story To Help Trump

Raw Story reports: An explosive new report from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer claims that Fox News spiked a story about Donald Trump paying off former adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election because it didn’t want to hurt his candidacy. According to Mayer’s sources, reporter Diana Falzone had obtained documentation showing that former Trump “fixer” had …

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Wall Street Journal Blasted For “Rape Joke” Headline

Vox reports: “Susan Collins Consents” reads the headline of the editorial, which WSJ published on Friday evening after Collins on the Senate floor announced she would indeed vote for Kavanaugh after weeks of deliberation. The text of the editorial makes clear that the “consent” reference is actually tied to the Senate’s role in providing “advice and consent” to the president …

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WSJ Editors Savage Trump’s “National Embarrassment”

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: Details from the private Trump-Putin talks in Helsinki will spill out in coming days, but Monday’s joint press conference was a personal and national embarrassment. On stage with the dictator whose election meddling has done so much harm to his Presidency, Mr. Trump couldn’t even bring himself to say he believed …

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BRITAIN: European Authorities Raid Fox Headquarters

CNBC reports: European Commission investigators raided Twenty-First Century Fox’s London office on Tuesday. Sources at the location told the newspaper that authorities were trying to be discreet and had been told to keep details of their mission confidential. The Telegraph reported that investigators will be on site through Wednesday and maybe Thursday. The raid comes amid Fox’s drawn out takeover …

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BRITAIN: Fox Offers To Sell Sky News To Disney

CBS News reports: Sky News could be sold to Walt Disney or completely ring-fenced in concessions put forward Tuesday by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox as it seeks to bolster its chances of taking full control of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky. The proposals are aimed at easing some of the regulatory concerns over the extent of Murdoch’s influence on …

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Rupert Murdoch: Facebook Should Pay News Outlets

Variety reports: Rupert Murdoch weighed in on Facebook’s attempts to improve the accuracy of the news its delivers across its global platform — and suggested that what would really work is for the internet giant to follow the model of the pay-TV industry. “If Facebook wants to recognize ‘trusted’ publishers then it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar …

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Feds Warned Kushner About Rupert Murdoch’s Ex-Wife

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials …

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Fox News Takes Their Website To The Breitbart Side

Politico reports: A sleeping media giant may be about to wake up: Fox News’ website — known for its high traffic, but not strong identity —is staffing up and sharpening its voice in hopes of equaling the impact of its increasingly pro-Trump television partner. A website that had been more closely identified with Shepard Smith’s brand of reporting has now …

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Disney Buys Most Of 21st Century Fox In $52B Deal

CNN Money reports: Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix. The $52.4 billion all-stock deal will combine two of the biggest players in Hollywood. In addition to 21st Century Fox’s movie studio and regional sports …

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REPORT: Wildfire Hits Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s $30M Bel-Air Mansion And Winery [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: NBC News reported Wednesday morning that the Los Angeles wildfires ravaging the area near Bel-Air have now begun to consume Rupert Murdoch’s property. “This is the $30-million house and vineyard property that is owned by Rupert Murdoch,” NBC Los Angeles reported on the latest victim of the 125-acre Skirball fire. “And it looks like it is …

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Fox News Will No Longer Air In Britain

CNN reports: Rupert Murdoch and his sons are pulling Fox News off the air in Britain. The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, has announced that the controversial news channel will no longer be broadcast in the U.K. after failing to attract an audience. The network has also become a lightning rod for critics seeking to spoil the Murdochs’ planned …

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REPORT: Fox Is Leaning Towards Firing Bill O’Reilly

New York Magazine reports: With only six days remaining in Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, the pressure on the Murdoch family to decide the embattled commentator’s fate is intensifying. Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that, while no final decision has been made, the Murdochs are leaning toward announcing that O’Reilly will not return to the air. Sons James and …

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Fox News Renews Anchor Bill O’Reilly’s Contract As Multi-Million Dollar Sexual Harassment Scandal Deepens

The Hill reports: Fox News has reportedly renewed the contract of longtime host Bill O’Reilly despite recent sexual harassment settlements, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report. O’Reilly, who has been the top-rated host in cable news for 15 consecutive years, was the subject of a front page New York Times Saturday article that detailed sexual harassment claims by …

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Here’s The Fox News Apology To Gretchen Carlson

“21st Century Fox is pleased to announced it has settled Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit. During her tenure at Fox News, Gretchen exhibited the highest standards of journalism and professionalism. She developed a loyal audience and was a daily source of information for many Americans. We are proud that she was part of the Fox News team. We sincerely regret and apologize …

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Greta Van Susteren Bails On Fox News

On same day that Fox News settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, Fox anchor Greta Van Susteren has quit, effective immediately. Via Business Insider: Greta Van Susteren will depart Fox News after 14 years with the network, Fox News announced Tuesday morning. Brit Hume will take over as the new host of On the Record. “We are grateful for Greta’s …

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Fox News Settles Sexual Harassment Suit, Will Pay Gretchen Carlson $20M And Offer Public Apology

Settling so quickly means that the evidence was overwhelming. Variety reports: The Murdochs appear intent on putting the Ailes saga behind them as they move into the last stretches of an election and an attempt to corral crucial anchors, such as Megyn Kelly, to re-sign with the network. Now the company has agreed, on behalf of Ailes, to settle Carlson’s …

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IT’S GOT ELECTROLYTES: Rupert Murdoch Kills Plan To Use Idiocracy Character For Anti-Trump Ads

Mediaite reports: Comedy filmmaker and actor Mike Judge says that 20th Century Fox hit the kill switch on his plans to resurrect one of his most beloved films in order to give commentary on the 2016 election. “It was announced that they were anti-Trump, and I would’ve preferred to make them and then have the people decide,” Judge said. “Terry …

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CNN’s Brian Stelter: Roger Ailes Spied On Me By Having A Low-Level Fox News Staffer Date Me [VIDEO]

“About ten years ago I had a crush on a woman at Fox News. She was a low level staffer. I was in college at the time. So I was going out on what I thought were dates. Chris, I thought these were dates. These were not dates. She was actually reporting back to Fox News about me. She was …

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REPORT: Roger Ailes Used Millions In Fox News Money To Finance Campaigns Against His Enemies

Whoa. From New York Magazine: As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to spend millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment claims without it setting off alarm bells? According to three highly-placed sources, part of the answer is that there were few checks …

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