Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

New York “Hunter Biden’s Laptop” Post Turns On “Downcast” Trump For “Baseless Election Fraud Claims”

From the New York Post: President Trump repeated his unfounded claim that his political opponents were trying to steal the election from him during a briefing on Thursday evening as he trailed his opponent and remaining swing states were leaning toward a Joe Biden presidency. The president railed against what he called “illegal votes,” not acknowledging that the US election …

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Trump Called Fox Owner To Rage About Arizona Call

Vanity Fair reports: A civil war is raging between Fox News and Donald Trump over Fox’s controversial decision to be the first media outlet to call Arizona for Joe Biden just before 11:30 p.m. last night. According to a source, Trump phoned Fox owner Rupert Murdoch to scream about the call and demand a retraction. Murdoch refused, and the call …

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Rupert Murdoch Thinks Biden Will Win in Landslide

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump’s influential supporter Rupert Murdoch is telling close associates he believes Joe Biden will win the election in a landslide. The Australian-born billionaire is disgusted by Trump’s handling of COVID-19, remarking that the president is his own worst enemy, that he is not listening to advice about how best to handle the pandemic, and that …

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Murdoch Gives Up Bonus As Fox Parent Posts $1B Loss

Reuters reports: News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is forgoing his cash bonus for the year after the media company posted a $1 billion quarterly loss due to a write-down in the value of its Australian pay TV unit and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its businesses. The company’s chief executive officer, Robert Thomson, who is giving up …

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Fox News Sued Over “False, Deceptive” Virus Reporting

The Times Of San Diego reports: A Washington state group has become the first in the nation to sue Fox News over its coronavirus coverage, asking a state court to keep the cable network from airing false information about the pandemic. The 10-page complaint — filed Thursday in King County — also names as defendants Fox News Corp., owner Rupert …

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Dem Rep Wants Probe Of Barr/Murdoch Meeting

Mediaite reports: California Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda — who sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform — told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah that his committee should investigate the meeting between Trump Attorney General Bill Barr and Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch, which was followed quickly by the resignation of anchor Shepard Smith. Rouda said, “What the hell is the …

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Murdoch’s New York Post: Ban Assault Weapons Now

From the editorial board of the New York Post: The NRA is falling apart at the seams these days — with insiders profiteering from hysteria-driven fundraising finally exposed. Far wiser to appeal now to the (much more numerous) Americans who hunt or keep guns for self-defense but are appalled by the endless string of mass shootings. Come up with answers. …

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Murdoch Flack Scrubs Trump/Rape Story From NY Post

Slate reports: The New York Post tabloid has reportedly scrubbed the conservative news site of any mention of E. Jean Carroll’s recent rape allegation made against President Donald Trump last week in New York magazine. The Post’s website had carried two posts about the bombshell, one by a New York Post reporter and another Associated Press wire story about the …

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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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