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  • James Murdoch is not speaking to dad Rupert, has never seen Succession, is awestruck by Pete...

    09/16/2019 7:43:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/16/2019 | By CHRIS SPARGO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    James Murdoch has opened up about his professional break from the family business and his new charity in a revealing interview with the New Yorker. The younger of Rupert Murdoch's two sons found himself out of work when Fox merged with Disney earlier this year, but also $2 billion richer thanks to his shares in the company. This seems to have caused some friction between father and son however, and when asked if he had recently spoken to his former boss, Murdoch said: 'There are periods of time when we do not.' He was similarly laconic when asked if he...
  • 2020: James Murdoch Gives Maximum Donation to Pete Buttigieg’s Campaign

    04/16/2019 9:19:17 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    James Murdoch, the scion of billionaire and Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, gave the maximum possible donation to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign. Murdoch donated $2,800 to Buttigieg, the largest amount possible to a primary candidate, according to recently filed Federal Election Commission reports. Murdoch joins other high-profile figures — including Susan Rice, formerly the National Security Adviser under President Barack Obama, and actor Ryan Reynolds — in supporting the 37-year-old Harvard graduate’s White House bid. Buttigieg has enjoyed a recent bounce in the polls thanks to a torrent of wall-to-wall media coverage.
  • Requiem for 4,000 Fox Jobs Lost -- Welcome to the New Hollywood

    03/28/2019 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 87 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 24, 2019 | Sharon Waxman
    To have fought your way into the dream machine, only to find that after years of quality work there is no job for you -- that is a harsh blow and a sign of our era How do you take the measure of 4,000 jobs lost in an industry with the size and scope of Hollywood? That's the number of pink slips being handed by Disney to Fox employees now that the merged mega-studio won't need them anymore. Four. Thousand. Jobs. It's undoubtedly the largest layoff from a single entertainment company in a generation -- maybe ever -- a fact...
  • Motive Synergy – Fox News Hires Joe Biden Former Chief-of-Staff…..

    03/21/2019 8:04:40 PM PDT · by malach · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03.21.19 | Sundance
    As they say… things get clearer with more data. The activity behind the curtain starts to make more sense. Thanks to an article from Newsmax we now get to see the fourth corner of the 2020 Fox News motives: NEWSMAX – The parent company of Fox News has hired a former top aide to Joe Biden as its chief lobbyist in Washington. On Tuesday the new Fox Corp., a spin-off of 21st Century Fox which just merged with Disney, became a standalone public company, controlling television assets such as Fox News and the Fox television network. Broadcasting & Cable reported...
  • Fox News' Hannity Reportedly Worried Murdochs Want to Dump Trump

    03/20/2019 8:33:30 AM PDT · by BadLands59 · 75 replies
    Haaretz and AP ^ | 3/20/2018 | None
    Gabriel Sherman reports in Vanity Fair that internal divisions are arising in Fox News’ coverage of U.S. President Donald Trump Gabriel Sherman reported in Vanity Fair Tuesday that internal divisions are arising in Fox News’ coverage of U.S. President Donald Trump. Sherman’s report came the day before 21st Century Fox sold off large assets to Disney and began trading under a new name — Fox Corp. "Donald Trump's alliance with Fox News has been one of the few constants throughout his shambolic presidency," Sherman wrote. "But in recent days, that bond has shown signs of fraying. "Reporters are telling management...
  • Tectonic plates are moving underneath Fox News: It has a new Parent that began trading yesterday

    03/20/2019 6:40:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/20/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Under capitalism, ownership brings control, and Fox News has a new corporate parent that began trading yesterday on NASDAQ.  There are reasons for conservatives to be deeply concerned. Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi write at the Washington Post: Fox’s parent company is undergoing a generational change — one that produced another, perhaps more subtle sign of independence from the president. On Tuesday, Fox Corp. began public trading as the new parent of Fox News, Fox Entertainment and Fox Sports; the company is the result of 21st Century Fox’s sale of its film and television assets to Disney Corp. The...
  • Lachlan Murdoch, John Nallen Set as Leaders of New Fox After Disney Sale

    05/16/2018 9:27:53 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 7 replies
    Variety ^ | 5/16/18 | Cynthia Littleton
    Lachlan Murdoch will serve as chairman and CEO of New Fox, the new company to be formed after 21st Century Fox sells much of its TV and entertainment holdings to Walt Disney Co. John Nallen, currently CFO of 21st Century Fox, will serve as chief operating officer of New Fox. Rupert Murdoch will be co-chairman of New Fox. “We have worked through the winter ‘standing up’ a reimagined independent Fox. The strengths of the new company, a leader in News, Sports and Entertainment, present truly unique opportunities,” said Lachlan Murdoch. “I am also personally very pleased that John has agreed...
  • U.S. Warned Jared Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch

    01/15/2018 2:53:49 PM PST · by Brilliant · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/15/18 | Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
    U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.., 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 have also had concerns about a counterintelligence assessment that Ms. Murdoch was lobbying for a high-profile construction project funded by the Chinese government... The project, a planned $100 million Chinese garden at the National Arboretum, was deemed a national-security risk because it included a 70-foot-tall white tower that...
  • Rupert Murdoch Is The Media’s Unlikely Hero In The War Against Facebook And Google

    10/05/2017 10:28:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | October 4, 2017, | Steven Perlberg, Mark Di Stefano
    Rupert Murdoch Is The Media’s Unlikely Hero In The War Against Facebook And Google Murdoch's bare-knuckle tactics are familiar to his many media enemies. Now his sights are set on Silicon Valley, and fellow media executives are starting to think the billionaire villain behind Fox News isn't so bad. Originally posted on October 4, 2017, at 8:48 p.m. Updated on October 5, 2017, at 5:12 a.m. Steven Perlberg Mark Di Stefano As the media industry girds for war with Silicon Valley’s powerful tech companies, its executives are coming to a painful realization: Rupert Murdoch saw it coming. The octogenarian Aussie...
  • In blow to Murdoch, UK refers Fox bid for Sky to regulator

    09/12/2017 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2017 12:24 PM EDT | Jill Lawless
    The British government will refer Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s bid for satellite broadcaster Sky to the country’s competition regulator for further examination, in a blow to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover plans. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told lawmakers Tuesday that she intended to refer the takeover to the Competition and Markets Authority because of concerns that the deal might concentrate too much power in one company’s hands. Murdoch already owns British newspapers including the Sun and The Times of London. And she said she was also “minded” to refer it out of concerns about broadcasting standards. Bradley said there is a risk,...
  • For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump

    08/18/2017 7:18:38 PM PDT · by be-baw · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2017 | Emily Steel
    At 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, James Murdoch sent an email to a list of blind-copied recipients offering a striking repudiation of President Trump and a pledge to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. He addressed the note to “friends,” stating in the first line that he was writing it in a “personal capacity, as a concerned citizen and a father.” Yet for the son of the conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who speaks regularly with Mr. Trump, it’s impossible to separate the personal, the political and the corporate. James Murdoch’s message, which he wrote himself, was sent to a...
  • Fox CEO rips Trump, donates $1M to Anti-Defamation League

    08/17/2017 8:24:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox and son of conservative media magnate Rupert Murdoch, ripped President Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, also pledging a $1 million donation to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday that it had obtained the email memo Murdoch sent to friends. In the email, Murdoch says he was concerned with Trump's comments on the violence that broke out after a white supremacist rally last Saturday. "What we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all...
  • Murdoch to Ailes: Tilt the Election to Anyone But Trump – EVEN HILLARY

    07/21/2017 10:33:20 AM PDT · by johnk · 21 replies ^ | Jul 20th, 2017 7:10 pm | Cristina Laila
    Rupert Murdoch didn’t want Donald Trump to win the presidential election. According to a longtime friend of the former Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, Murdoch wanted to tilt the election to any other candidate than Trump, even if it was Hillary! Ailes passed away in May at the age of 76. Via The Washington Examiner: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch wanted to tilt the U.S. presidential election to any candidate but President Trump, according to a longtime friend of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. “Murdoch instructed Ailes to tilt to anyone but Trump, Ailes confided to me before he was...
  • Fox News Takes a Sharp Left Turn

    07/18/2017 4:39:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-18-17 | Peter Barry Chowka
    If any doubts remain that Fox News is continuing to serve from its conservative roots, they were removed on July 16, 2017 when...
  • Deep State Exclusive: Sessions Ordered Two Comey Memos; Rosenstein Won't Recuse (POTUS exonerated)

    06/19/2017 10:49:00 AM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    According to sources with links to the Justice Department and intelligence community, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was ordered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to write two separate memos regarding Director Comey; one that argued for Comey’s strengths as FBI Director and the second, which Sessions used in his obstruction of justice to fire Director Comey. This means that it is Jeff Sessions may be directly responsible for obstructing justice by misusing Rosenstein’s pro and con Comey memos, and not Donald Trump. The Deputy Attorney General made a point of saying that even in his ‘negative’ memo, he would not...
  • The Murdoch Boys and the Future of Fox News

    06/12/2017 7:58:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The Fake News-inspired perception that existential problems are enveloping the Trump Administration is expanding and deepening. As this questionable meme takes hold, it appears that the current toxic political climate is drawing more anti-Trump viewers to the partisan attack “resistance” programs that are playing out nightly on two of the three cable television news channels. Meanwhile, the new ratings war among the three 24/7 cable news outlets is settling into an ongoing war of attrition. In recent weeks, the Fox News Channel (FNC), considered the most friendly to President Trump, has lost the commanding ratings lead that it held...
  • How has the Murdochs’ fortune faired since O’Reilly was fired at FNC? — the answer is incredible

    06/05/2017 1:51:33 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun 4, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    ".....Less than two months after O’Reilly’s departure, the Murdoch family fortune has declined substantially, as investors unsure of Fox News’ future have scrambled to escape what some think is a very slowly sinking ship. According to an analysis by Forbes of the Murdochs’ fortune, the family’s net worth is estimated to have declined by more than $1 billion since April 1. Forbes reports the decline is largely due to falling stock price of 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News. On March 28, just a few weeks before O’Reilly was dismissed, the share price of 21st Century Fox...
  • Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

    05/25/2017 9:58:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Alicia Acuna
    [snip] Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman. During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the...
  • MSNBC beats Fox News and CNN in ratings for the first time

    05/24/2017 2:25:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/23/2017 | Don Kaplan
    MSNBC finally overtook Fox News Channel — and left CNN in the dust. Officials at the once third place cable news network were crowing Monday about winning last week’s primetime ratings race for the first time. Led by Rachel Maddow, the left-skewing primetime schedule beat Fox’s revamped Bill O’Reilly-less lineup for the first time, a humiliating loss for Tucker Carlson, “The Five” and Sean Hannity, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. For the week, Monday through Friday when people are paying the most attention to the big name TV hosts who go head-to-head on cable news, MSNBC won across the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Murdoch Son Pressured Sean Hannity to Cease Seth Rich Coverage

    05/24/2017 1:27:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 5/24/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Following Sean Hannity’s embarrassing buckling on coverage of the Seth Rich case, sources at Fox News told Big League Politics that he was pressured to relent by one of the Murdochs.“One of the Murdoch sons was all up his ass over this,” another insider told Big League Politics.Prior to airtime, Hannity had tweeted, “huge announcement tonight about Seth Rich, Trump/Russian Collusion corrupt media, the liberal effort to silence me. And my future at Fox!” But as we reported, it turned out that his “huge announcement” was that he was caving into pressure and would no longer be covering the story...