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Top Media Reporter Hints Murdochs Could Tap CNNís Zucker to Run Fox News
Breitbart ^ | 25 Oct 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum

Posted on 10/25/2016 8:00:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Top Media Reporter Hints Murdochs Could Tap CNN’s Zucker to Run Fox News

Daniel Nussbaum 25 Oct 2016

In a piece exploring AT&T’s pending $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, top media journalist and author Michael Wolff floats an interesting theory: namely, that if either former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin or current CNN chief Jeff Zucker don’t replace outgoing Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Zucker could be tapped by Rupert Murdoch’s sons to replace Roger Ailes atop Fox News.

Wolff explains in a column at the Hollywood Reporter:

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atandt; clinton; cnn; democrats; foxnews; hillary; jeffzucker; kelly; mediabias; megyn; megynkelly; merger; murdoch; rogerailes; rupertmurdoch; timewarner
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1 posted on 10/25/2016 8:00:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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Will the mods get upset if I comment on this mother zucker?


2 posted on 10/25/2016 8:04:15 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: KeyLargo

Was good while it lasted.


3 posted on 10/25/2016 8:04:50 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: KeyLargo

Should work out well... *rolls eyes*


4 posted on 10/25/2016 8:07:51 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: MichaelCorleone
Could be the end of Hannity and to be replaced by Kelly.
5 posted on 10/25/2016 8:08:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: CMailBag

That would make it official. Fox News would be CNN is all but name except for older chicks.

6 posted on 10/25/2016 8:08:39 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: KeyLargo

The news area of Fox is already in the toilet. Makes no difference to me.


7 posted on 10/25/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: KeyLargo

So FOX CNNews is thinking of moving back to the right?

Pray America wakes


8 posted on 10/25/2016 8:10:11 AM PDT by bray (Because you would be in jail)
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To: KeyLargo

Is Fox Business News apart from Fox News?


9 posted on 10/25/2016 8:11:20 AM PDT by AU72
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Too late to save Fox. They are now spending all their time interviewing liberals, who just spew lies.


10 posted on 10/25/2016 8:12:50 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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"Could be the end of Hannity and to be replaced by Kelly."

Hannity was already replaced by Kelly when she got an evening prime time spot....and he got bumped up to a slot that ends at 11 PM my time.

Leni

11 posted on 10/25/2016 8:13:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal (GO, TRUMP !.......GO, PENCE !)
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To: KeyLargo

Whatever else you think about Wolff, you have to admit he’s a doofus.


12 posted on 10/25/2016 8:15:21 AM PDT by Lisbon1940 (Trump-Pence 2016: No full-term Governors!)
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Why the heck not. FOX has moved into the liberal camp anyway.


13 posted on 10/25/2016 8:19:27 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Ambtion Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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14 posted on 10/25/2016 8:20:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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Playing Key Role in Megyn Kelly’s ‘Decision 2017’

By A.J. Katz on Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:48 AM60 Comments
Megyn Kelly Trump

Voters will head to the polls on November 8 to decide the next President of the United States. Soon, Megyn Kelly will have a significant decision of her own to make: Her employment future. Will Kelly stay at Fox News or will she take her talents elsewhere? Kelly’s contract with Fox News expires in July 2017, and according to Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison, Rupert Murdoch’s sons James and Lachlan Murdoch, now the CEO and co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, respectively, are playing a pivotal role in persuading the network’s brightest star to stick around for the foreseeable future.

Kelly and the younger Murdochs have been close for years. They are all in their early-to-mid-40s, and can espouse views that can be out of lockstep with the network’s hard-right narrative. Kelly, who spoke to lawyers from Paul, Weiss during their investigation, was indeed a pivotal figure in the Ailes ouster. And throughout it all, according to a person familiar with the matter, Kelly spoke multiple times with Murdoch family members. “Lachlan was the one who talked to her throughout this entire ordeal,” this person told me earlier this summer. “James loves Megyn,” this person continued. “He believes she’s a big part of the future of this channel.” According to a person close to Kelly, she has dined at the younger Murdoch’s homes twice in the past several months.

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/james-and-lachlan-murdoch-playing-role-in-megyn-kellys-decision-2017/307921


15 posted on 10/25/2016 8:22:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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Being a news exec must be like being an NFL coach....no matter how much you screwed up your last team and got fired for it, it seems like somebody is always ready to hire you, and for more money.


16 posted on 10/25/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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Faux Snooze has gone decidedly left, so why not make the hire and make it a complete transformation.


17 posted on 10/25/2016 8:34:31 AM PDT by Road Warrior Ď04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: KeyLargo

Talk about an EPIC FAIL!

Take a ratings leader and turn management over to a Corruptocrat Loser like Zucker. That would spell the end of Foxnews.

I have already removed Kelly from my dvr schedule. There would be no hesitation for me to shut it all down if Foxnews turns into CNN-lite.


18 posted on 10/25/2016 8:44:25 AM PDT by sevlex
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Do they suddenly embracd excessive failure as a career enhancement


19 posted on 10/25/2016 9:15:22 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: aimhigh

Whoa: Fox News may be facing biggest SHAKE-UP ever…

October 26, 2016

In August, Wolff reported that among insiders at Fox, Zucker was said to be not just in the running, but one of the top choices of the younger Murdochs to take the helm at the company in a “post-Ailes world.”

Wolff wrote then:

In part this reflects the Murdoch sons’ view of the future of 21st Century Fox as a modern, multiplatform content and distribution company, one without their father’s political stain. (With the Murdoch newspapers and their ideological views split off from 21st Century Fox in 2013 — partly at the urging of the Murdoch sons — that leaves only Fox News as a political presence in the company.)

And it reflects, after more than a decade in the doldrums, a resurgence of CNN under Zucker, who took the reins in 2012. Most of all though, it reflects a belief that there isn’t anybody with Ailes’ politics from inside or outside the network whom Lachlan and James — 44 and 43, respectively, youthful globalist moderates largely living in an anti-Fox world — could work with or even tolerate.

http://megynkelly.org/189576/whoa-fox-news-may-be-facing-biggest-shake-up-ever/


20 posted on 10/26/2016 5:58:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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