Prince Harry: ‘Evil’ Rupert Murdoch’s Political Views ‘Just To The Right Of The Taliban’s’

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, unloads on Rupert Murdoch in his new memoir, saying he has long believed that conservative media mogul is “evil.” “Of course, I didn’t care for Murdoch’s politics, which were just to the right of the Taliban’s,” Harry writes in Spare. “And I didn’t like the harm he did each and every day to the truth, his wanton desecration of objective facts.”

How Murdoch’s Media Empire Turned On Trump In 2022

An increasingly sour relationship between former President Trump, Fox News and the rest of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire that has been building for months has come to a head in the weeks following the midterm elections. It is a rift that is being watched closely in political and media circles given the power of Fox News and other media entities owned by Murdoch in potentially shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.

No Separate Trials For Murdochs In Dominion’s Defamation Suit

The ruling from Judge Eric Davis is the latest development in Dominion’s suit that accuses Fox News of perpetuating false claims of voter fraud.

Fox, News Corp. Hire Independent Advisers, Clarify Rupert Murdoch Role Amid Merger Deliberations

Rupert Murdoch and the Murdoch Family Trust will not vote in favor of a Fox-News Corp. merger unless the combination has the blessing of special committees of outside directors, and of non-Murdoch affiliated stockholders. The boards of both companies issued statements Tuesday in an “update on the process in response to recent inquiries.” Special committees began exploring a recombination of the two companies last month at Murdoch’s request, prompting some blowback by some outside investors who don’t think it’s in the best interests of either.

 

Rupert Murdoch To Be Deposed In $1.6 Billion Defamation Case Against Fox

The Fox Corp. chairman is the highest-profile individual to be questioned in the case, which hinges on Fox’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election.

Murdoch’s News Outlets Extend Their Criticism Of Trump

For a second consecutive day, the recriminations about Republicans’ unexpectedly weak Election Day performance played a prominent role on the pages and over the airwaves of Rupert Murdoch’s media properties.

Murdoch Media Deal Would Elevate Son, Bet On Wisdom of Scale

Murdochs May Reunite Fox And News Corp., But Can It Survive A Streaming Future?

Rupert Murdoch Considering Putting Fox And News Corp. Back Together

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is exploring a re-combination of the family’s Fox Corp. and News Corp., which split into two separate companies nearly a decade ago. The boards of directors of both have set up committees to examine the possibility. News Corp. said Friday afternoon that its board, at the request of Rupert Murdoch and the Murdoch Family Trust, has formed a special committee “composed of independent and disinterested members of the board” to begin exploring a combination.

Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch Reach Divorce Agreement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model and actor Jerry Hall and media mogul Rupert Murdoch have agreed to the terms of their pending divorce, her attorney said Thursday. Hall filed a request in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday to dismiss her original petition for divorce from Murdoch, which she filed last month, with permission to […]

COMMENTARY BY TOM JONES

Is Rupert Murdoch Turning On Donald Trump?

Two of Murdoch’s signature media outlets published editorials criticizing Trump. It’s hard to believe he didn’t sign off on that.

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Said To Be Divorcing

The media mogul’s fourth divorce is unlikely to change the ownership structure of Murdoch’s empire, but it could reverberate through companies such as Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

COMMENTARY BY MARGARET SULLIVAN

A Racist Theory May Have Driven Buffalo’s Tragedy. The Murdochs Thrive On It

The demented ideology flows from many sources. One of them is Fox News.

COMMENTARY BY NICK COHEN

Fox News Deals In Kremlin Propaganda. So Why Not Freeze Rupert Murdoch’s Assets?

Nick Cohen: If NewsCorp’s owner were Russian, there would be no hesitation in applying sanctions.

Biden Called Murdoch The ‘Most Dangerous Man In The World,’ New Book Alleges

In a forthcoming book, a pair of New York Times reporters and CNN political analysts report that President Joe Biden “assessed” Fox News “as one of the most destructive forces in the United States.” The reporters, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, say that Biden was even more critical of Fox Corp. patriarch Rupert Murdoch. According to the book, Biden told an unnamed associate in mid-2021 that Murdoch was “the most dangerous man in the world.”

CNN+ Launching Docuseries On Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy

Murdoch Emails Loom Large In Election Lawsuits Against Fox News

Did Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch influence Fox News’ coverage of claims about two voting technology companies — knowing that those claims were false?

Rupert Murdoch Tells Donald Trump To Move On – ‘The Past Is The Past’

Rupert Murdoch warned that Donald Trump’s obsession with the past could hobble conservatives as political tensions rage, a telling rebuke coming from the controlling shareholder of Fox News as some Republicans try to steer the former president away from his 2020 election grievances.

Fox News Channel Dedicates Studio To Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch Sells Defunct News Aggregator Knewz To Controversial Tabloid Titan Dylan Howard

Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Made The Call To Bury Trump’s Election Night Dreams

Both Kushner and Trump are said to have personally pleaded with the Fox News owner to retract the call.

Facebook Agrees To Pay For Rupert Murdoch’s Australia News Content

The deal with News Corp follows a standoff over legislation passed by the Australian government to compensate publishers.

CNN And NY Times Plan Documentary Series On Rupert Murdoch

CNN and the New York Times are collaborating on a multipart documentary series about Rupert Murdoch, according to people familiar with the matter, turning a lens on one of the most influential media executives of the past half-century.

As Fox News Struggles At Home, Murdoch Brings Its Playbook To The UK

His venture and another upstart by a rival group of investors will challenge the BBC and Britain’s efforts to guard against political bias in television news.

New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post

As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”

Rupert Murdoch Receives Dose Of Coronavirus Vaccine

What Happens To Fox News If Trump Loses? Rupert Murdoch Is Prepared.

The man who helped create Fox News as the most influential platform for conservative politics in America fully expects that Biden will win — and frankly isn’t too bothered by that.

Rupert Murdoch Predicts Biden Landslide Win

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 he’s creating a never-ending crisis for his administration, according to three people who have spoken with Murdoch.

Murdochs See Fox Compensation Dip

Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, the overseers of the Fox Corp. media conglomerate their family controls, saw their annual compensation fall for the most recent fiscal year in large part due to executives’ decision to give up salary between May and September as the company grappled with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rhodes, Ex-Fox News Chief, Returns To Murdoch

David Rhodes, a 12-year veteran of Fox News who also held executive roles at CBS News and Bloomberg, has begin doing consultant work on “video projects” for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in the U.K. That has led to speculation that Rhodes could return to Fox News in some capacity.

COMMENTARY

Murdoch Should Cure Fox News’s Distortion

Margaret Sullivan: “The mind-meld of Fox News and President Trump is potentially lethal as Trump plays down the seriousness of the coronavirus and, hearing nothing but applause from his favorite information source for doing so, sees little reason to change. There’s one person who could transform all that in an instant: Fox founder Rupert Murdoch, the Australian-born media mogul who, at 89, still exerts his influence on the leading cable network — and thus on the president himself.”

James Murdoch Criticizes Father’s News Outlets For Climate Crisis Denial

Murdochs See Pay Dip After Disney Merger

In fiscal 2019, a period when the shape of the Murdoch media empire was transformed due to the sale to Disney of most of 21st Century Fox, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch saw their total compensation from Fox Corp. decline.

Rupert Murdoch, 88, Recovering After Pneumonia

Rupert Murdoch, the 88-year-old billionaire media mogul, is recovering after a bout with pneumonia, two people familiar with the matter told CNN Business. One of the people, a person close to Murdoch’s family, said the pneumonia occurred nearly three weeks ago. The second person and a third person familiar with the matter added that he had gone to a Los Angeles hospital. It is unclear whether he was admitted.

Lachlan Murdoch Is In A Trump Trap

When advertisers rebelled at outrage anchors like Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, Trump called Lachlan’s daddy, Rupert Murdoch, to keep them on the air. Inside the battle for the future of the network.

How Murdoch’s Empire Remade The World

Part 1: Imperial Reach — Murdoch and his children have toppled governments on two continents and destabilized the most important democracy on Earth. What do they want? Part 2: Internal Divisions — Trump’s election made the Murdoch family more powerful than ever. But the bitter struggle between James and Lachlan threatened to tear the company apart. Part 3: The New Fox Weapon What was left after the Disney deal was not a sprawling media empire that contained all Rupert’s ambitions, but a political weapon.

 

Rupert Murdoch Begins His Hollywood Goodbye

Thirty-four years ago, Rupert Murdoch showed up in Hollywood with $250 million, buying a stake in the 20th Century Fox film studio – even though he had little interest in making movies. The scrappy Australian newsman, then known for his clamorous tabloids, was viewed with suspicion. Skeptics assumed he was a corporate raider intent on stripping value from the studio. Instead, Murdoch rescued a threadbare operation from financial ruin and turned it into the centerpiece of a growing empire that has reshaped the entertainment industry. Now, Murdoch is dismantling his life’s work: a kingdom worth more than $100 billion.

How Murdochs Are Likely To Spend Disney Haul

For years, everyone in the industry loved to debate which of Murdoch’s three adult children from his second marriage — James, Lachlan, or Elisabeth — would ultimately assume the throne of their father’s vast empire. While the huge Disney sale has put to bed that question for a simple reason — instead of a globe-girdling empire, the Murdoch heirs are about to inherit a war chest — it also raises a new one: What will they do with all that money?

BBC Orders Documentary Series On Rupert Murdoch’s Print Empire

Murdoch, Iger To Skip Big Merger Vote In NY

When 21st Century Fox and Disney each bring shareholders together in New York on Friday to vote on whether the companies should merge, the two people who struck the $71.3 billion deal — Rupert Murdoch and Robert A. Iger — will not be in attendance. But it’s no big deal. Although required by law, the vote is perfunctory at this point.