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Fresh update on "murdoch" discussed on The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove
"Com you you'll see some links today it helps cover the expenses which believe it or not are considerable with all these subscriptions and whatnot. So there's not a lot leftover. Right now lifter that's exactly right. So. Anyway Zealand election I wanted to mention. Just, the reaction from the Murdoch press to just a turns victory. So I've got here. A main, which was a collection of headlines. This is following her victory and. Is Bs News just introduce dern promises to govern for every New Zealand after landslide election victory. From The Guardian. Just. In return to govern new. Zealand for second term after historic victory. From the New Zealand Herald. Election Results Twenty twenty live is just injured during wind sick and Tam Crushes Nationals Judith Collins. And from the instruction. Danger across the ditch as incompetent lead a wins office. You surprised. seriously. Were you surprised that? I just thought I could have been a little bit of. Gracious. Yes. That's the word. Foolishly. I thought they could have been a little bit gracious but basically, whatever article you wanted to read from the Murdoch press was. New. Zealand is hitting a fucking disaster because this woman. Porn zeal and they've made a huge mistake and it's unbelievable that they've done. It is essentially what the headline. Is Clearly. Very. Passionate. Supporter of the right wing. We have to say, right wing he's real he is. But You lose credibility. When you sigh danger across the ditch. Later Dune wins. Office. I mean how the hell can they say she's incompetent now yes she's close the international border she had to to stop the infection spreading Russian. Be this song. Choice though. least choice be honest it was a choice i. Have to close the ball hedge she norm closed. The border would have had sixteen thousand Kiwis Day coming down with the virus rather than the two or three a day, which is a spark. That happened to gain a few weeks back in it's. Now, New Zealand relies heavily on international tourism. So New Zealand's government made a decision to permit to. Definitely close the International Border and they realize that they're going to cop a hape shit for doing that..
Fresh update on "murdoch" discussed on Fox News Rundown
"Won. The stage is set. I believe we're in an incredible moment in American history. You know about it? They cannot win. Talk about it. Joe Biden very serious. Here on Wichita selection Station, 98 7 and 13 30 K and S s I'm tired. I'm Liz Clayman. I'm Gregg Jarrett. And this is the Fox News run down Tuesday. October 27th 2020 I'm Jessica Rosenthal, multiple big rallies or smaller and fewer events. Either way, Both presidential candidates are on the road with just a week to go until Election Day, can't run as a non incumbent. He is the president and what's taking place? The last four years squarely already short, I'm Dave Anthony. Election Day is a week away. But more than 60 million Americans have already voted. The overall early vote is favoring the Democrats and Republicans are going to have to make up ground on election Day. But that's a very typical pattern. We've seen that over the last decade of American elections on I'm Dr Murdoch. I've got the final word on the Fox News rundown. With one week left. It is a tale of two campaigns..
Fresh update on "murdoch" discussed on Double Toasted
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Fresh update on "murdoch" discussed on Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
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Fresh update on "murdoch" discussed on Dumb People Town
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U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
How should the media cover the presidential race in the Trump era?
"Rid of the ballots. Locker up has now morphed into get rid of the ballots. And that's become an effect. The trump campaign slogan and the trump campaign strategy. It became the strategy yesterday when Donald Trump said that. And get rid of the ballots are the first words of a New York Daily News op Ed piece today with the headline. The president is psychopath the new. York daily. News is one hundred and one years old, which makes it New York City's youngest circulating daily newspaper. And it carries a headline in twenty twenty. That was unthinkable. When the daily news was founded in one thousand, nine hundred nineteen. President is a psychopath. The article is written by two psychologists and it says get rid of the ballots and there won't be a transfers said Donald Trump on Wednesday. This comment is a direct dangerous expression of his anti-democratic intention. If unstopped trump may well destroy our two, hundred, forty, four year, old democracy, it is time to stop pulling punches. It is time to stop relying on political pundits to weigh in on trump's behavior, which they often softened and even normalized. We are psychologists and we are convinced Donald trump is a psychopath his malignant behavior over the past four years is growing escalating right before our eyes trump's psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped. And today the New York. Times. Published up ed piece by the newspapers distinguished columnist Michelle Goldberg which says the President Quote Daily defiles his office with. Corruption disloyalty and Sater's. The president of the United. States is aspiring fascist who would burn democracy to the ground to solve his diseased he go. Michelle Goldberg. In New York Times print. Refers to. The rotten and squalid party that is enabling him. These are all words that could not in did not appear in the New York Times about American presidents and now fit. Well within the bounds, the contours of mainstream comment about this president. The New York Times. Is One hundred, sixty, nine years old. And it's had to find new language to deal with Donald. Trump because donald trump has brought new language to the presidency like get rid of the ballots. The. New York Post. Is Two hundred nineteen years old the oldest New York City newspaper was founded by Alexander Hamilton but it is now owned and operated by an Australian born billionaire who liked donald trump got his start in life from his rich father. And history will show Rupert Murdoch's most significant contribution. To his adopted country. Has Been. The perversion. Of Television news into a presidential propaganda channeled named after the animal in the forest that legend has it is the most cunning and to put it mildly untrustworthy. Fox.
Jacob Blake: Trump visits Kenosha to back police after shooting
"Yesterday and a question via White House reporter Donald Trump was asked if he condemned the vigilante killings carried out in Kenosha Wisconsin by a seventeen year old trump supporter from Illinois who was in illegal possession of the fifteen style rifle that he used to kill two protesters in Kenosha shooting one of them in the back. And wounding another donald trump not only declined the opportunity to condemn his seventeen year olds, supporters illegal possession of and use of that weapon to kill people. Donald trump actually offered a self defense theory in what is now the murder case that the seventeen year old has been charged him. And that is because Donald Trump believes the way for him to win. The presidential election is to win the vigilante vote. And the vigilante sympathizer vote. Last night at this hour on the Fox propaganda channel owned and operated by Donald trumps Favorite Emigrant Rupert Murdoch Donald Trump compared the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. With a Golfer missing a PUTT. Shooting a guy in the back many times I mean. Couldn't you have done something different Caen of wrestle. In the meantime he might have been going for a weapon and you know as a whole big thing there but they choke just like in a golf tournament they miss a three foot comparing it to golf because he of course, that's what I'm saying people. Yes, he was comparing to golf and he was sanitizing what looks like an attempted murder by a police officer on video to just being an imperfect judgment made in a tense moment. For Donald Trump Jacob Blake, clinging to life in a hospital bed and Kenosha after repeated surgeries for these seven bullets fired into his body represents nothing more than a missed pot.
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Murdoch Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corps, the publishing arm of his family's media empire. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. It's very public evidence of the rupture within the Murdoch Family News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and major papers in the UK in Australia. It's sister company, Fox Court on Fox News. It was all built by Rupert Murdoch, who pitted his two sons, Lachlan and James, against each other to succeed him. Lachlan, who's more conservative, prevailed in resigning, James sighted unspecified editorial choices by the company. He earlier criticized the Murdochs Australian papers for discounting the role climate change is played in deadly wildfires there. More recently, The Journal's opinion section sparked objections in its own newsroom over claims about the pandemic and black lives. Matters protests. While Fox News is technically separate. Some of its recent segments have been widely denounced his racist even by some Fox news staffers and its provided strong support for President Trump.
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp after trying and insider tells CNN to make change from within. James Murdoch often clashed with his conservative family, donating to the president, presidential campaign of people to judge and supporting groups devoted to combat and climate change. Murdoch, though the younger says he's done. He's left the Board of News Corp. Which publishes The Wall Street Journal in the New York Post, he says for disagreements over editorial content. Murdoch had already left the other family business Fox news long ago. After
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"The youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. James Murdoch made a break from the family business. On Friday, He resigned from the board of directors of News Corp. The family's publishing empire. He said the exit was over disagreements over certain editorial content published by its news outlets and certain other strategic
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"James Murdoch is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News Corp's titles include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the publisher HarperCollins, as well as media in the UK and Australia. To
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Murdoch is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"Is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News Corp's titles include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the publisher HarperCollins, as well as media in the UK and Australia. To talk about
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"Controlled for decades by his father, Rupert Murdoch. In a letter to the company's board, the younger Murdoch said, his resignation comes Because of disagreements over editorial content published by the company's news outlets and other so called strategic decisions. His letter was not more specific. NewsCorp owns The Wall Street Journal and the British tabloid known as The Sun. Murdoch's older brother. Lachlan is CEO of the Murdoch family's other media company, Of course, Fox Corporation. Unalloyed many other states to slow down their plans to allow business to re opened as Corona. Virus cases flare up in the UK is following suit. British Prime Minister Johnson
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"James Murdoch has resigned from News Corp's board over disagreements about certain editorial content published by the company's outlets on certain others. Pretty jik decisions now. This was, according to a letter from Murdoch again. James Murdoch, resigning from News Corp Board over disagreements about certain editorial content. News Corp By the way, will be among the media giant scheduled to report next
Nick Cannon out at Viacom, keeps deal with Fox
"I'm Kim, masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as my usual banter buddy on the business, Matt Bellamy and Matt this is very unfortunate situation that has developed There's a sort of a back and forth in the black media world, their business antisemitic incidents most recently I think is nick. Cannon was on a podcast, endorsed some clearly antisemitic views about Jews controlling the media, and whatever the these are old tropes. I have to say to her credit. jemele hill weighed in saying this kind of talk is unacceptable as did Kareem abdul-jabbar and a column in the Hollywood reporter, but this nick cannon incident he led to him, being fired by Viacom CBS a, he initially clapped back, and said you know. The CBS was treating him unfairly, and then seemed to have major change of heart and apologized and said he was gonNA learn, and he was sorry for the hurt he had inflicted, but. What's interesting to me? Is that while he fired? He had this show on vh. One called wild and out and other things going on CBS. He also is the host of the mass singer on Fox and you know. How surprised are you that Fox said that apology is completely acceptable. We're hanging with you on the mass singer. Yeah, I mean this really does point to an interesting dichotomy that's emerging especially when you look at a lot of the heightened sensitivity around these issues of hate, speech and inappropriate comments that have really come about over the past six to eight months. Fox seems to be an outlier here and a lot of people have put it in monthly. Yes, a lot of people have pointed to Fox News, which obviously is the home of many incendiary comments? Tucker Carlson was recently forced to go on one of those quote, unquote preplanned Fox News vacations when it was revealed that his lead writer was revealed to be posting anonymously on racist and homophobic and sexist websites. This is always been you know. The Fox News is separate from Fox Broadcasting Corporation which is run out of La. It's all owned by the Murdoch's, but Fox's always positioned itself as we have the LA operation. And then we have this Fox News thing, but here you have. Have a very specific incident on a Fox show with the host of not just a Fox show the most popular show on Fox and the Murdoch seemed to be okay with it. It sends a message that this isn't just Fox News separate from the La Company. This is all one company in the Murdoch's seemed to be endorsing a very tolerant. Shall we say view of this kind of speech? Yeah, the MURDOCHS ARE GONNA Murdoch. You know they they run the company. It's theirs and. Walk is possibly even more conservative than his father Rupert I'm not saying that a person can't apologize. Learn but I think when you make comments like this that nick cannon made. You. You don't just return with no without missing a beat. It's like okay, thanks. That's great. That just feels to me like it needs a little bit more of a pause. And why don't you go away for a little while and seek the truth and come back when you you feel that you know there's been a an interval I. Don't know if you reversed the situation and he were white host. Making these kinds of comments about say black people. That host would still have a job. That's an interesting question I. Don't know, but what is also interesting is just the state of the. The Fox company now because until last year Fox owned a movie Studio Television Studio a lot of businesses that have traditionally more liberal and more creative types in them. Now they've gotten rid of all that stuff to Disney and the Fox company is Basically Fox, news sports and the Fox Broadcasting Company, and it really has allowed them to be insulated from what's going on in the rest of media, which has been very attuned to these issues and very intolerant of this kind of hate speech. Fox's now kind of sewing its own path. Yes, now it's a little more obvious. Thank you, Matt! Belen former editorial director of the Hollywood. Reporter joins me this Monday at one thirty on the business. I'm Kim Masters, and this is the Hollywood
Media, power, and political communication
"Let's talk about the media yeah the media is a powerful Trojan horse seven mereka if it's not a and I mean they have attacked president trump relentlessly yeah and the problem we have is we have fox okay yeah now fox is okay but Rupert Murdoch is ninety years old right and his two sons are liberals okay we have newsmax rage has been growing and that's a good thing yeah we have one America right which is a good thing but these are national programs they don't get into Vince's crab house they don't get in the fells point being close they don't get into those things go and they don't get into helping our people who need help to fight against the beast and as you pointed out the Baltimore sun doesn't report on any of these issues involving her son is one of them yeah right exactly the Baltimore sun is part of the super shadow government yeah they protect them yeah people say that the media has fallen in the tank for the left they fell in the tank for the Obama no the media never found the check for anybody the media are leaders in this offensive they are legally are part of the natural America they were and and they were targeted specifically for that purpose because of the vast influence they have they were targeted for subversion and infiltration by the Soviet Union in the nineteen thirties and we could go on for hours about how that happened and who infiltrated but just for example one person remember Edward R. Murrow of CBS Edward R. Murrow is one of the people primarily responsible for bringing communist it's two Columbia teachers college to begin inserting all of these destructive America narratives into our universities he was responsible for bringing those people over and he worked with a guy named Laurence Duggan whose son was an actual Soviet agent and he was friends with his son and he became a news anchor for CBS that's just one example there are many many trusted a man in America yeah right right he he gave the Vietnam War at eight a story that was a hundred and eighty degrees from what the truth was riled tell your doctor about with Walter Cronkite yeah that young people don't know who has what we member we only had three major networks in this country now I can tell you let me say some about yeah because the networks are required by FCC regulation as part of their contract to provide unbiased news nobody has ever called him that if I were in a position to do so I would pull their FCC licenses tomorrow and tell them that they better straighten out their newsrooms and start reporting what's going on because they should be challenged in the courts right absolutely be challenged because they have been really but they have such power and such influence and Americans have to get a constitutional public there operates through elections has to be given the facts at what's happened instead is they've been given the left narrative for sixty eighty years in World War two The New York Times was engaged in treason it was exposing things mark Levin's book yeah I mean it's just stunning it's stunning when CNN first started Ted Turner used to go on a show and he would bring some five Soviet KGB agents on the show with him had a first among them was Georgy Arbatov who is the head of member for US and Canada old KGB agent they would talk down president Reagan they would just sit there and terror attacks president right that was C. N. N. the communist news
Juneteenth Now an Official Holiday for Philadelphia
"A number of senators planning to introduce a bill that would make today Juneteenth a federal holiday it's already recognized in Pennsylvania the emancipation proclamation took effect on January first eighteen sixty three but it took two years for the news to reach and slave Africans in Texas K. Y. W.'s community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg has more do you believe that it became so inspection was that it became a celebration that stop talk to molest a Kitty Assante tear the Afrikaner G. department at Temple University is that Juneteenth celebration started in taxes and expanded across the country focuses on storytelling food and family something that slavery tore part about it was about expressing how wonderful it was the problem is the big data everyone gets excited about July fourth but that's not our independent Taj Murdoch at celebrity duty today with the brotherly love silent men's March through West Philadelphia by young people black men being arrested everyday black men being killed every day and now that lasting image of the life of like George Lloyd that image is imprinted in their minds we want to restore the image the with the black man through the years there are dozens of Juneteenth event happening all day today both virtually and in person for a list go to cable news radio dot
"murdoch" Discussed on Even the Rich
"From wondering. I'm brooks friend and I Marisha skidmore Williams and this is even the rich part time with the Murdoch's is coming to a close but it's been one hell of a ride. I've got to save for me. The highlight was when you read these super steamy diary. Yeah I bet you didn't expect elected officials but to make an appearance on this show Hopefully it won't be the last before we close the book. On the Murdoch's there's something I think. We should talk about all of the glowing feedback. We've been getting about our flawless Australian accents. Well I did have something else in mind. We've been calling this season. The real life succession as shoutout to the HBO show now for any listeners. Who Don't watch it's about a family called the Roy's at the head. There's this old guy who built a global media empire. He can't bear to let go of and below him are a couple of kids angling. Takeover sounds familiar right. We know succession was inspired by the Murdoch's but what does that really mean while today. I've got the perfect person to help me answer that question. James Poniewozik James is the chief television critic for the New York Times Dream job. I know he's also the author of audience of one. Donald Trump television and the fracturing of America. It's a fascinating book about how Cable Changed Politics. I feel like Rupert played a role there. Oh just wait and see. Hbo's New Romantic Comedy Thriller. Run is the next must watch series from Executive Producers Vicky Jones and phoebe Waller Bridge catch up on what vulture calls the level escapist. Fantasy and variety cheers wildly. Fun Starring Donal. Gleeson and two time Emmy winner merit. Weaver watches the pair embark on an unpredictable train. Ride across the country finding out that neither person is exactly who they say they are. Episodes are available to stream on. Hbo OR HBO now and soon on HBO. Max Watch new episodes Sundays at ten thirty PM only on. Hbo.
"murdoch" Discussed on Even the Rich
"Big bountiful personality. Either obviously Bob I gue- made a decision. That James was not the person he was gonNA put in a major role at Disney. I assume I think that's what happened. Now you save at Rupert sold to Disney. Because he he knew Fox couldn't rival. Newcomers like net flicks. Is it possible that he also sold because he didn't think his kids were capable of running the whole company without him? I suspect he didn't make a termination. First of all group is mother died injured in three which he thinks this young. He's like chose ICAL. He doesn't see himself Perish time soon and so he thinks he will have a hand overseeing his company for for a long time. I think he has confidence in lock. I mean I must tell you I when I initially interviewed Laughlin. When he was at the Post I did not how smart he was and and I've watched them a make a number of presentations. Since and he's he's not a dope he knows for he seems to be on top of things so I could believe the Murdoch is looking at a son saying I got a stag in here. He can run this after me now is is is. Lachlan is smart is James or Elizabeth. I don't think so but he. He has a really good personality. We spoke before about Rupert's obsession with having his own news network after the Disney deal went through that News Network Fox News. We've been talking about was the biggest piece of the Murdoch Empire that remained in Rupert's possession. Why couldn't he bear to part with Fox News? Know it goes back to what I said about. What gives them the most joy in his empire. It's IT's headline. He loves BEING INVOLVED IN SHAPING WHAT. The public thinks in supporting candidates opposing candidates. He's done that throughout his career. And in if you go back to Australia or England Rupert Murdoch's newspapers have endorsed both conservative candidates and liberal candidates in both countries and they've done the same in this country. Initially he supported. Jimmy Carter a Democrat. That burdock is flexible. I mean he has political convictions but the flexible based on his business interests. So I know We've said how Rupert plans to essentially live forever But if we can for a minute imagine a world say ten years from now where Rupert Murdoch is no longer with us. What do you think his legacy will be? You know I asked him. That question Both in ninety five profile in last November at a conference where he he was being interviewed a at lunch and in the period after the first question. I said Mr Murdoch which legacy how do you want to be remembered? And know he just gave a patter patter of you know for building networks building news billing business and but we're I concluded when I concluded that twenty thousand were profiling nine hundred ninety five. Was that his legacy as a businessman. His legacy is profound. I mean he's been. He's had an amazing impact on the way you do things. And his boldness doing things But his legacy in the news. Business is a dastardly one. I mean you think about for instance. The first television gossip enterprise which is now dominant. You know where you attack people and stuff was something called the current affair. Who is behind Karner Fair? Rupert Murdoch were Fox. News is done to POLA. L. Polarized country is profound and and the new post or is papers. Anger the hacking scandal stuff. He doesn't have a legacy that you you would proudly tell your grandkids you know. Look at the look of the great things that didn't John was. Yeah you could tell. His grandkids at I was successful as a businessman in journalism. You can tell your grandkids that I had a lot of power because journalists. But you can't tell you kids you in the journalism business in new events a professional journalists. You can't say that and that's a mark a black mark. Yeah you know that speaking of legacy that it just occurred to me. Is he involved in philanthropic work? Is there a Murdoch School of journalism anywhere that you know of no? I'm laughing because I mean I've never. I'm not aware of film Samanta interview being something. That is disgusted. The breakfast table in the Murdoch House. I could be wrong. I mean he could be doing stuff While not aware of. I don't want to be unfair to the guy was the ignorant but usually if someone is doing major philanthropic things in their big public figure the way. Barak as you would know it so my last question in this post rupert world. We just discussed which could be ten years from now or fifty depending on how he decides to go Where do you see his kids? Do you see them continuing to be kind of walking on their own paths or do you see them kind of joining forces together. What do you? What do you imagine that would look like? I don't imagine them joining forces together but on the other hand if one of the things that solidifies Murdoch's control over twenty th century Fox and newscorp which to corporations that he's created is what Murdoch is is at the helm people trust him because he has a long lifelong record of success in building things making people money now after of Merlin is gone if the company seems to falter under. Lock on. You could imagine that couple of things might happen. One is shareholders might rebel and say. Hey wait a second. We have to either bring in a new. Co or sell the company. Or You could also imagine that the family members meaning James and analytic and maybe the younger daughters who by then might be you know in their twenties would say. Let's come together and and make this work. I think it's more likely that the former would happen than ladder but who knows and imparts depends on how well twenty first Century Fox and News News Corp is a more endangered enterprise. Because it's it's heavily reliant on on print newspapers and Oppor- Elba Shire's now they have some other investments that are that are reasonably good but the profit margins at at News Corp the newspaper side of the business a very slim compared to twenty th century Fox. So if you look at Morlock for instance. He loves the New York Post. Well he probably since he bought the post in nineteen seventy six. My guests is he's probably lost a couple of billion dollars amount investment but it's a good investment because to give some influence political and business power but will his successors on his board that follows him no longer under the control of this vibrant. Big Personality. Murdoch will they go along? Will they say hey wait a second? Why are we investing? All this money in newspapers will losing a shirt here and newspaper declining all over the world in Australia and England and the US. But let's get out of this and without Murdoch to put his hand up in. Stop the You know. The company might be endangered of having to sell his beloved newspapers. Ken Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. It was great talking with you. Thanks again to Ken Oletta. You can find links to stories about. The murdochs are episode notes. Next week. I'll be speaking with James Poniewozik. He's the chief TV critic at the New York Times. Well that sounds like the coolest job ever. Yeah I know right. James is also the author of audience of One. Donald Trump television and the fracturing of America. He and I will be talking about the lessons. Rupert learned running tabloids and how those lessons inspired Fox News. He's also going to tell me about the. Hbo Drama Succession. What does it get right? And what does it get wrong about the murdochs and other families like them? That actually sounds pretty great. Okay don't act so surprised if you enjoyed this episode. Please subscribe on Apple podcasts. Spotify Google wondering DOT COM or wherever. You're listening if you're listening on a smartphone tap or swipe cover art of this podcast where you'll find some offers from our sponsors by supporting them. You help us offer you this show for free if you like what you're hearing we'd love you to give us a five star rating and leave a review. We'd love to know your thoughts. Another way to support us is to answer a short survey at wondering dot com slash survey. 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"If or possible to share power among three people. They'd have to better relationships than the Murdoch children with each other and he knows that so his logic is probably correct. Logic that you needed to choose Murdoch wants to keep a family company. He built it and he wants it to stay a Murdoch company. One thing that strikes me about all of them are children is that they seem to have this. Yoyo. Relationship With News Corp. Do you see them coming back at any point in the future. I would be surprised James was back. I guess you know my inflammation I have been touched Lisbeth When I profile Moraga time and if you ask me that question back when I profiled her I will say I did not think she will ever become reporter news score for Twenty First Century Fox. That could be changed now. I don't I don't know but publicly you see no evidence of that. I mean she's not part of the company in any way and nor James. Today both of them got an enormous amount of money on the sale to Disney in two billion dollar range. They can do what they want. And they're free they don't have to you know. Elizabeth James Never agreed with don't agree with the Fox News Network does they probably don't agree with with supporting. Donald trump that sets them apart from their father and and brother lock speaking of Elizabeth. You wrote a very candid. Piece on her And Her relationship with her dad and she talked about her feelings about her brother's the family business. How did you get her to open up with you? I mean I've always thought that the key to being a a reasonably decent journalist is a good listener. Be having humility to listen on the assumption that you don't know the answer and so and when you and I. I'm a reasonably agreeable person. I'm not I don't walk around with fire coming out of my eyes and ears when I talk to people I I can reasonably charming and and I like people I mean I generally do and I'm reasonably optimistic person so you meet with someone and again go back to what I said earlier. You know you you carrying the the badge of the New Yorker which is a lot of bad as carry or book that you doing so you. You're doing a long form you're not just ineffective quick hit or quick news source and you essentially saying as someone. I WANNA spend a real large amount of time with you and this is not a single interview. We're talking about many many interviews trying to send you in that first interview you do with at least what I do. In the first interview I usually begin by talking about their jobs and and people talking and and they like talking about themselves into what what the end. What made them who. They are in their parents or role they played and stuff. And you would think is being manipulated by doing this at all. I mean this some the most valuable things you you do it the information you you draw from those early interviews about their lives. I remember for instance when I covered the Microsoft antitrust trial in nineteen ninety and I interviewed the judge Jackson and one of the things to Jackson said to me when we talked about the first. Four hours was about his biography in his life and he told me that when he grew up his father was a civil servant and his father convinced him that it was it was noble to serve in the government so when. I became a young lawyer. I was at a join the Nixon administration and I supported Richard Nixon when he ran for president in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight and became one of his lawyers after he was elected in nineteen sixty eight. I thought Watergate happened. And we learned that Nixon Richard Nixon. My President he said lied to. The country lied to me. And he said that was shocking. Big thing for me in in my life that some would lie like that and then you connect that as slanted to the Microsoft trial where you had bill gates the founder and head of Microsoft brilliant man who made a terrible mistake in the way. He handled antitrust trial. He was very arrogant and actually very young. I said did you connect in any way Bill Gates's deposition to or Nixon lie. He said absolutely so what I realized and only could realize it because I had done that biography interview with him earlier that when he saw Bill Gates's deposition he was really looking Richard Nixon and none of the recently concluded. The Microsoft was not telling the truth and was guilty of what they said. They weren't which is antitrust. Violations was because of that debt because of his experience as a young lawyer.
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"I'm Brooke Schifrin and I'm Risha skidmore Williams. And this is even the rich over the last four episodes. We've been taking a close look at the. Murdoch kids the bickering the backstabbing the ridiculous tattoos. Apparently people aren't on their best behavior when there are billions of dollars on the line. Yeah never go to a tattoo parlor angry while I mean I was talking about their fight to take over ten PYRE that too so we're not done with the Murdoch's yet in our next two episodes. We're GONNA pull back the curtain. Even further pull-back Curtain Brooke Poll. It back and to do it. We have some help. That's right today. I'm going to be speaking with Ken. Oletta Ken is a legendary reporter. Who's written twelve books about everything from television to finance technology? He's also been on staff at the New Yorker for longer than I've been alive. Oh my God. He's been on staffer sixty three years. Okay how long really forty three years. And in that time he's covered. You guessed it the Murdoch's let's just say he knows a thing or two about what makes them tick. Hbo's New Romantic Comedy Thriller. Run is the next must watch series from Executive Producers Big Jones and Phoebe Waller Bridge catch up on what vulture calls next level escapist fantasy and variety cheers as wildly fun starring Donal gleason and two time. Emmy winner merit. Weaver watches the pair embark on an unpredictable train. Ride across the country finding out that neither person is exactly who they say they are. Episodes are available to stream on. Hbo OR HBO now and soon on HBO. Max Watch new episodes Sundays at ten thirty PM only on. Hbo.
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"So despite the fact that Rupert Murdoch is in his mid eighties he decides is a good time to take a demanding new job as the head of Fox News. Can you imagine how pace you'd be if you were James and Lachlan? This is what Rupert always does. He acts like you trust them to do stuff on their own and then it turns out. He doesn't trust them at all because he wants to be in charge. Exactly for Rupert. It's like a new lease on life. He's back at the center of the action again. And he's having the time of his life. Has He never heard of gold right? If Robert has any downtime he spends it at home with his new wife. Wife Number Four Zero yes Jerry Jerry Hall Yup former model and actress and wife of Mick Jagger who is the father of four kids who are now grown up. She's Blonde and beautiful and twenty five years younger than Rupert. So it's safe to say he has a type yes also fun fact. She may have been one of the news of the world's first phone hacking victims. Oh apparently she forgave him. Yeah they dated for five months before tying the knot for once the kids actually approve of. Rupert's wife the couple really seemed to be in love all six of them show up at the wedding even Pru. Wow Grace and chloe Rupert's kids with Wendy Dang our bridesmaids Lachlan and James Groomsmen and of course the announcement appears on page. Six of Rupert's beloved New York Post so the brothers are now partners and Business Rupert's in love and the families back together again. It's a happy ending after all. Well never a happy ending when you're rich but things are about to get even more exciting because a new player is about to enter the story. Prudence stop with prudence. She's an Australian. She's happy weaver out of it. Okay I'll give you a hint. I could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and they'd still vote for me trump. You got it because I was so good. Yeah I for. I literally froze because like. Oh my God I know here. I can't wait for the twitter instagram feedback. On that one Murdoch's New York post was a huge part of building the trump ethnology when he was a nineteen eighty s New York. Real estate tycoon. Now trump is looking for help on a bigger stage in early. Two Thousand Fifteen. Rupert Murdoch is a call. It's a vodka trump and she wants have lunch with her dad. Of course RUPERT KNOWN DONALD FOR YEARS. So Thanks Shir. Why Not Rupert wants to meet on his turf so he suggests the corporate dining room at Fox News trump's fine with that. He has an agenda and he needs reports help. So they're enjoying the soup course when trump blurts it out. Guess what Rupert. I'm running for. President trump spent building support in conservative politics for a few years. Now and the subtext of his announcement is. I'm sure Fox News will be delighted to throw their might behind my campaign. Trump knows if he's GONNA win. He'll need their help but rupert doesn't even look up from his bowl he says you have to be prepared to be wrapped up badly like will Yati. It's an Australian expression for getting kicked around. Basically Rupert doesn't think trump has a chance. The rest of that lunch must have been not awkward in two thousand fifteen. Rupert knows. Trump may be good at getting TV ratings. But he's not taking the guy seriously. One newspaper says Rupert didn't see trump is a serious person or as a credible presidential candidate. Remember at this point basically. No one believe trump had a chance at becoming president and Rupert's already planning to throw his support behind Jeb Bush. He seemed like a safe choice with his family. Pedigree and experience in office but as the primary season goes along. Something happens that Rupert didn't see coming because no one saw it coming trump emerges as the front runner. And that's when Rupert thanks back to that awkward lunch date he wonders. Maybe I was wrong about Donald. If there's one thing rupert knows how to get on the winning team by Rupert doesn't make any sudden moves not yet. He's going to watch and see how things unfold but trump's impatient he expects praise and airtime from Fox News now that he's winning and he throws a tantrum whenever his old pal. Rupert doesn't deliver he complains. That Fox is giving better coverage to Republican rivals. Every Friday night Fox News runs a segment called candidate casino. Where the host predicts who will win and it's never trump as a guy who owned a bunch of casinos. That must've hurt. Oh yeah but he fires back when a Fox contributor calls trump a clown he sends Fox a copy of his resume with a big note written across it and Black. Sharpie saying no clown could have done all this. Exactly a clown would would've used a magic marker instead of a Sharpie but rupert starts changing his tune. When trump keeps winning state primaries by the time trump secures the nomination. The two of them are talking every day. It's a marriage of convenience. Rupert GIVES TRUMP AIRTIME ON FOX news and in return trump delivers sky. High Ratings. Now don't start thinking. They're best buds according to reporter. Michael Wolff Rupert still doesn't like trump very much he complains. I can't get that asshole off the phone. He calls trump a fucking idiot and private but he puts up with him even when trump calls him. Rupee Oh yeah. Rupert must hate that. I hate that. We all hate that but come inauguration day. There's at least one murdoch. Who's not so happy with the way the family business supporting the controversial new president? James James can't stand the way Fox. News has embraced trump member. James is a lot more liberal than his dad. So he's pissed. When trump issues a ban on immigration for people from several predominantly Muslim countries? He wants the family to write a strongly worded letter expressing support for their Muslim employees around the world but rupert and Lachlan are afraid of pissing off their biggest ratings. Grabber they do eventually agreed to write a watered-down letter not good enough for James. After trump makes his infamous comment about the Neo Nazi rally in Charlottesville. You mean when he said a bunch of white supremacists were fine people. That's the one. James writes an open letter condemning trump's response and he doesn't bother to tell Rupert or Lachlan before he publishes it in the letter. James writes I can't even believe I have to write this standing up to Nazis essential. There are no good Nazis or clansmen or terrorists. That should be a pretty uncontroversial stance. Yeah you'd think but his father and brother believe it's good business for Fox to stay in trump's good graces and James knows that but thanks fuck that. I think he's probably wondering if he wants to work with them at all time for trip to Indonesia for another meditation retreat. Nope to the University of Cambridge to do damage control about another issue. Fox's dealing with thanks very much and good morning everyone. It's really great to be here. Thanks especially this in September. Two thousand seventeen James's delivering the keynote address at a media convention in Cambridge. He's got a lot to deal with. Remember how a year ago he and his family shoved out Roger Ailes. They hope that if they did it quickly they could avoid further scrutiny of their corporate culture. But that plan went to Shit when a new wave of sexual abuse allegations emerged. This TIME AGAINST ANCHOR BILL O. Reilly now their bid to take over sky as looking like less and less of a sure thing so this speech in Britain a chance for James to make the company look as good as possible to the people who have the authority to approve the all important sky deal companies have to mean something to their communities to their customers and to their shareholders. James Focuses on popular feel-good brands. Like National Geographic and Fox sports he says Fox has explored the OPIOID epidemic gender identity and race relations and told powerful stories of in America. The rights of women in Pakistan and the coming and inevitable exploration of Mars. He's laying it on pretty thick. Yeah but after his talk James sits down for QNA with journalist Sarah Sands from the BBC. And she's not letting him off the hook take a look at this and watch James's face. I wonder if the message that comes through that the problem in the end is that you presided over this rotten culture at news international and again at Fox News and that people. Just don't trust you. Is that what you think the messages if that remind me never to cross this woman and that's just the first question he looks. Quickey wants to run away. James tells the reporter that it's only a few people who are opposed to his father's takeover of sky. Could we just quick show of hands in the audience? Who thinks that still should go through. James Watches nervously. A few hands. Go which you say half way more than well however many it is. It's not enough in January. Two thousand eighteen. The British government shoots down the deal. It's a big blow to the Murdoch's without the Sky Deal. Rupert's not sure how the company can compete with all the new players getting into the content business. There's Apple Amazon net flicks facebook Google. These companies have sky high stock prices more money than they know what to do with and a direct line into billions of customers and their habits so with the sky deal dead. The Murdoch family blame game begins Lachlan. Says James Screwed up the deal? James Says Lachlan encourage the rotten company culture that doomed it but rupert. Who BY THE WAY? I've noticed people use the word Wiley a lot to describe him like Wylie Coyote. Yeah he's wildly and as he realizes sky isn't going to happen. He's got one more totally unexpected trick up his sleeve..
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"Is smart business but for James. It's personal to. He tried to buy sky a few years back. But then the phone hacking scandal broke and the deal fell apart. Here's a chance at redemption. He's already chairman so he figures. There's no one better to make the deal. If he can pull it off. He'll be the family hero. Of course Lachlan thinks it's a bad idea to send James. They should pick someone without his baggage like himself like anyone but James but in the end. It's up to Rupert. Who MAKES THE DEAL? And who gets the glory now deals like this are complicated but basically there are two parts first. James has to convince Sky's owner to let go of the company. That's easy part. He's just got an offer them so much money they'd be crazy to say no. How much are we talking around? Fourteen Billion Dollars Oh so chump change and then comes the hard part. He's going to have to convince the UK government letting the Murdoch's by sky is a good idea but UK. Regulators aren't so sure the phone hacking scandal is still fresh in the public's mind plus if the Murdochs are allowed by sky it'll give them an insane amount of power over the media landscape in the UK. Which is the whole point of having government regulators in the first place so stuff like that doesn't happen so they decided to take their time monitor rupert and his businesses closely. Then they'll make their decision in the meantime James and Lachlan better make damn well sure that nothing goes wrong. I'm biting my nails. That's a bad habit. You should stop. I meant Merkley Daniels. Getting Very Long Quarantine. God don't start a protest. No like I I take care of. Just say grow a lot because I'm not doing anyway. We're way off topic on the morning of July. Six in two thousand sixteen. James and Lachlan are in Sun Valley Idaho for another one of those Allen and company conferences. Is that the summer camp for billionaires. We talked about in the last episode. That's the one. The boys are each doing their own thing. This morning James is out on a hike. Lackland just finished up a workout at the Ymca stars were just like. Oh really really are if we don't go on hikes or work out of although I did belong to the YMCA for like a month but doesn't surprise me thank you. He tells off and calls an executive Fox headquarters to check in and the first thing she asks Lachlan is. Have you seen the suit? He's confused. What suit the exact tells him? Lachlan immediately hangs up and calls the executive wasn't referring to something someone was wearing. She was talking about a lawsuit. Roger Ailes the longtime CEO of Fox News has just been sued for sexual harassment by one of the networks. Former anchors Gretchen Carlson Now as we've talked about the Murdoch Bros. Don't agree on hardly anything at this point while accept how much they liked the billionaire. Summer camp but they do agree on what to do about ails launch an internal investigation and get rid of him quietly. They don't want rupert getting involved. They want this mass to go away before a blows up and they know how loyal Rupert Tales the two of them built Fox News. Together and Rupert has always let ails. Do Pretty much whatever he wants. They don't want to give their dad the room to let him off the hook. At least. That's what people speculated later. Yeah because then they really have a scandal on their hands in the sky deal could be in jeopardy because rupert turned a blind eye exactly by mid July the Murdoch's get the first findings from the internal investigation and they aren't good. James says they should fire ills that in their by now. Of course Rupert knows everything and it's his call and he wants to wait. The Republican convention is a few days away and he doesn't want this messing up. Fox's coverage and surprise surprise guest. Who Takes Rupert side? Mr Daddy always knows best Lachlan so they wait on the day. The Republican convention ends Rupert Summons Ales to lunch at his apartment. The Last Supper between business partners although ails doesn't know this yet I was preferred breaking up overtaxed and has that worked out for you beautifully. That's why you're single Ya. It's your choice. Yeah Rupert wants their relationship to end on a friendly note so they're sitting in the dining room overlooking Madison Square Park.
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"Plan. Thirty year plans so he'd be like what one hundred six? Maybe he thinks if he waits long enough he'll be able to download his brain into a droid. It's not I mean the idea. It's not all right so let's go back to two thousand fifteen rupert's just convinced. Lachlan to move to New York with the promise that he can be James boss but now rupert's having second thoughts he must not have expected James to react the way he did running off to Indonesia Asia threatening to quit it looks like he pushed James. Too Far so we ask. Lachlan what he thinks they should do to keep James from leaving the fold together. They come up with a compromise. The brothers will share the top job. Wow that's big of Lachlan. I wonder what that would look like like. Lachlan gets to sign all the payroll and James. Gets the plan although work parties. Yeah I mean that's all bosses do right. I don't know I'll never know that and hold meetings. That easily could be emails right so remember. How RUPERT SPLIT UP HIS COMPANY'S A few years back. Yeah well it comes in handy now one company for each son exactly. He announced that James will be the chief executive of twentieth century. Fox and Lachlan will be the non-executive co-chairman of News Corp. and Twenty First Century Fox. It's actually a pretty good deal for rupert himself. He's staying on as executive chairman of both companies. Both of them will report to him clearly. He's not ready to give up his power to either of them but he is carefully thought it all through so everything looks fair and equal to the boys. They'll get the same salary. Twenty million dollars a year and all the same perks including access to the company's fleet of private planes. All the companies in the empire will report jointly to both of them which isn't going to be easy for anyone. Lachlan and James have completely different visions for the company. I picture it like when you have your parents and you know which parent to go to for whatever permission for yeah like. Oh I really want to be able to take the company jet to an island this weekend. Lemme ask Lachlan or shoot. I really WANNA cut off every Friday. Let me ask James Right. Yeah so James is kind of an idealist. He wants to bring the company into the future. He wants the company to diversify by investing in new brands and technologies. According to The New York Times he wants to change the image of the Murdoch Empire. So that it's no longer viewed as a company defined by a single product meaning Fox News. He'd be happy if they weren't thought of as political at all smart. Yeah Lachlan's vision is completely different. He thinks Fox News is their greatest asset. So what if the views expressed on the network are controversial? They're making money and the audience is happy. Why mess with a good thing? The brothers are like two sides of a coin but only one of them can win the role of King of the empire. And of course Rupert knows all this and he needs them both so to keep the peace he keeps them apart. James Stays in New York and Lachlan goes to work on the Fox studios lot in La. A few months after Rupert makes his announcement the chew brothers. Sit Down for an interview with the Hollywood reporter at the Fox Studio Lot. And it's while we knew who tow it's October two thousand fifteen and it's almost ninety degrees in Los Angeles but you'd never know it at the air conditioned offices at Fox Studios Lot Lachlan. James look cool as cucumbers as they enter the fifth floor. Executive offices waiting for them is reporter Matt Bellamy from Hollywood reporter. It's going to be their first interview. Since their new roles were leaked to the press as they sit down and roll up their sleeves literally they roll up their sleeves and it turns out. They both have tattoos. Ooh Lachlan has a tribal MOTIF and James. Has a light bulb a light bulb? I think it's a light bulb or one of those round. Wouldn't Helms you see on ships. Maybe although that would be odd I mean a light bulb is I do weird. I don't know supposed to be like I'm I the idea guy. Okay I don't know anyway. They tell Bellany that no question is off limits. It's clear from the start that they are putting their best faces forward and working very hard to get along. Bellamy eases them in with some small talk. Both brothers say they aren't on social media. James says one of his favorite shows is unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt riveting so far while and then they get into the good stuff the reporter James if he has more power because he's the CEO. James Says No. They do it together. Lachlan agrees everyone reports to both of us equally. We make decisions together. That's the good stuff. Well Bellamy doesn't give up. He keeps coming at them from different angles which leads to a super awkward conversation. Good stuff about who would win in a fight. So Bellamy says he talked to insiders who say they don't get along at board meetings that they bicker and James's like not true. We don't bicker and Lachlan Chimes in. I don't think we ever disagree. Oh plea their siblings. All they ever do as disagree. Yeah that's exactly what the reporter says he says. Oh please your brothers which trips James up a little bit. So he changes his answer. They don't disagree about the business but his kids. They used to fight like cats in a bag. Here's the thing I have two brothers and we're all adults now and I can tell you are fighting has not changed one bit. He's eager up. You're still fighting like cats and bags. Yeah can't get out of that bag. James's comment trigger something in Laughlin. He says I always one which was good. And now it's on James's like I'm not so sure and Lachlan says I was bigger back. Then James Goes Yeah exactly not anymore. I'm picturing both of them looking at the ceiling. There are holded. Imagine if they kept going though like if they just rip off their shirts just went after each other right then and there. I'm picturing one of those cartoon fights you know like put tat and tweety bird with dirty feathers flying everywhere. Who Do you think would win James for sure I mean? He's a youngest. Aunt has more to prove. Plus he's pissed. That Lachlan was having fun while he was being humiliated by the press over that hacking scandal. Yeah but I don't think Lachlan could ever let that happen. He's always had the upper hand. How LACHLAN CUT IT OUT? That hurt say it. Say what you know. What say it? Okay Okay Your Dad's favorite Louder Dad's favorite and the reporters just sitting there thinking. I have interviewed Liz and stuff. I'll that was exhausting. I know right. I'm so glad we're not boys. You know what when I was researching this. I did find one story where they tried to come together. Over one of Rupert's houses it was this huge eight thousand square foot mansion in Beverly Hills with eleven bedrooms. Nine bathrooms formal gardens Blah Blah Blah. So like a generic rich person's house. Yeah going for a rich people price. Thirty five million dollars who Lachlan. James Live there. Sometimes when they were kids and the House came with all the furnishings they remembered so they were understandably upset when they found out not only had their dad put the house on the market but he already had an offer from Leonardo DiCaprio. And that's when the brothers get the idea though by it together and whoever was in town could use it but then James Goes Behind. Lachlan's back and buys the House himself I told you he's the scrappy one and making his father proud. Rupert even cuts five million dollars off the list price and let them have it for thirty. Wow what a steel not really. It actually ends up Costing James. More than five million to fix all the broken things and it didn't have any furniture because rupert gave most of the furniture to Lachlan to make up for selling the house to his brother. Oh my gosh you kinda see. How Rupert Rob Peter to Pay Paul and somehow comes out unscathed because the boys turn on each other a couple of years later. They'll be at it again when Rupert announces that it's time to go bigger cheese. They already own pretty much. Everything not everything. The networks are getting hammered by streaming companies. Like Netflix and Amazon and Rupert wants to make sure his company stay relevant so he starts looking at sky which is formerly B Sky B. It's the largest pay TV provider in Europe and Rupert owns thirty nine percent even at that percentage sky brings in three times the revenue a Fox News. Now he wants the whole thing to buy. Sky.
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New York Post Lays Off Staff Members
"Layoffs are happening at a newspaper staple the coronavirus pandemic is also reading the newspaper industry the New York Post laid off a dozen workers Wednesday with one worker saying quote the paper is dying during a series of calls with staffers the publisher reportedly said the company will take significant cost cutting measures to keep the publication of float following the quote significant decrease in the advertising demand reporters have already been on months long furloughs without pay at the Rupert Murdoch owned post the publisher says they're expected to eventually be back but the publication plans to freeze on new hiring and eliminate most freelance
Now, Spotify hits one million podcasts
"The latest from our newsletter palled news dot net one meal. You'RE NOT CASTS. Thrown out of one million podcasts in spotify according to their investor call the company claims two hundred and eighty six million monthly active users and says. It's the number one audio service for podcasts. In dozens of countries across the world if you wondering more than seventy percent of new podcast on spotify were created with Anchor Bay. Say which may be how. They've his million so quickly after apple given that some major publishers aren't on spotify not least cereal and most titles from the Australian. Abc might be accurate to say. That spotify may have over a million podcasts. But not the same million podcasts. That are available on apple player. Fm PODCAST APP is being purchased by Maple Media Company that owns more than thirty APPs player. Fm was launched in two thousand. Twelve by Michael Madame off. A former Gula terms weren't given podcast page is a new service that let's make dedicated website for your podcast that works with any podcast host willing to that from my show notes our newsletter today. Kara Swisher is leaving recode decode to move to the New York. Times Elizabeth Murdoch's sister production. Group has backed new podcast studio called campsite focusing on premium narrative nonfiction storytelling. And we've updated. Our list of podcast hosts to identify those who are certified compliant stats
How Jessi Hempel Went from Poet to Podcast Host
"Let's start at the beginning. I as I said you've had an extraordinary career as a journalist but I'd love to know how you ought the writing bog were you. You know. Extremely curious a child yeah. It was extremely curious as a child but I also just was always a writer just from the beginning of time I was a writer I wanted to grow up and write poetry and science fiction and I went to college and I got a degree in poetry and remember coming out of college in going into the Barnes and noble which was Believe it or not the big corporate media of bookstores back then. Because that's how old I am and I looked in the big book of First Year. Salary is and I looked up poet. Remember 'cause I was with a friend and that friend was a nurse and she looked up nursing. It said fifty thousand dollars a year and she thought sweet. I'm set and I looked. Poyton said twelve dollars a year. Yeah and I knew I could not survive on twelve dollars a year and I was going to have to take the writing and do something with it. That was going to help me pay the rent. And that's really how I got turned in the direction of journalism. My mother is going to enjoy this because she is a poet and she can vouch. that You can't really make a living which is a shame. Do you still write poetry You know I don't. I still read a lot of poetry. I feel like my work is colored by the early work. I did around the construction of language but no I don't like a lot of poetry. I hope your mom's still. She does your mom she does. She doesn't she's she's published books and she was actually a poem. I was in a textbook at my arrival. High School so She's once in prizes and things like that. That's the only time you really make any money. So so when you made this move did you. What was your first job? Not Business Week somewhere else. No so I did a lot of different things in my early twenty S I. I ended up going to graduate school at Berkeley for Journalism. Had A great program and I came out when I was about twenty eight and at first I wanted to be a foreign correspondent and I went to Hong Kong and I did some writing for time time Asia and then I discovered business and I discovered business journalism and I got extremely passionate about it because I quickly I learned that if you want to understand how the world is working and you understand how business works he will. You will do a lot better at understanding how everything else worked. And so I went to Business Week and while I was at business. Week I met a very young mark Zuckerberg. Wow and that is really the start of how I started. Writing about technology I started writing about social networking in two thousand four and two thousand five. So we're you just assigned to detail you gotta go talk to the sky or like. How did that all happen? And what was he like Well so I'm embarrassed to tell you this because it's not gonNa make me out to sound like the smartest lady in the room by. I was a huge user of friendster and Earl Ya Ya Ya Ma and mice space and I thought that my space was really innovative. Was just something that I hadn't seen before in two thousand five at that time. Most of my colleagues were much older than me and none of them were actually using services like this and so I asked well. Can I write a little story about my space? And my editors honestly probably at the time just to give me something that was a passion project so I would keep doing the sort of grunt work that I was doing as an intern. Then said sure you can write a story about my space and I did. And then Rupert Murdoch did me a solid and paid five hundred and eighty million dollars for it and everybody looked up and it was my goodness. That must be a business. Didn't Jesse wouldn't you going to write something on that? And we quickly pulled out that story and made a bigger that became my first sort of big story and it was called the mice base generation. And why that slightly embarrassing is because as part of the big story on my space. I made a phone call to this other website that no one was paying attention to call facebook And of course my bet at that point that facebook was just you know the boring version of my space. Did you say something like that in the story? I don't think that of course many many more stories later I did. I chronicled really the rise of facebook in the rise of all of those Social software companies that served to connect to each other so that we could talk to each other on the web. The way that we didn't have you continued to talk to mark Zuckerberg over the years about how things have progressed willow. In a reporting capacity I continued to report on facebook during my time in the profession up until I guess the last big story I did on. Facebook was in probably twenty sixteen and a haven't spoken to him at all in the last couple of years so then of course we know that you go to Fortune I fortune. I and Ben Wired to have that right. Yeah so yep that's right. So as a writer I went from BusinessWeek to Fortune. I spent a lot of years at fortune. Had A great time there on really learned the craft and then I went to wired and I was at wired for the five years really until I came here to Lincoln. How fulfilled were you by that work? Oh Gosh that's a doesn't the truth. Is that the thing that mattered to me. Most was to become a better writer and better storyteller and become better at telling other people story so K. Sky I feel like it is almost more than a job is calling for me. I love the the whole process of figuring out how to tell a story and I love the trust that someone else puts in you when they invite you to tell them their story and really most of the time that I was a writer writing for magazines. I have been able to do that But you know sky as well as I know that that industry has changed so much over the last decade. It's so much So I definitely got to a point where I was looking to grow and I was looking around me and I had written a lot of magazines. Stories are a lot more magazines stories to be written but I was like well. What can I add to this like when I look forward ten years at this company that I'm at which at that point was Conde Nast? Is there a job for me that I can see that? I can't do today but I could grow into and I did stop being able to see things in my own industry. That excited me. Does that mean that you would have been eventually doing less writing and more managing or would it have taken it away from the core of what? You're enjoying yes. There were managing the you know as a as somebody working as a sort of early to mid stage writer and reporter in the sort of more traditional media industry. Often you get to a place in your career where there are two doors. There is the editor door in there as the writer door. And if you choose the editor door then you may go into a series of roles that involves Making other people's work beautiful and also managing people on and I chose the writers door I wanted to remain an independent contributor telling stories in doing that kind of work I guess when I say like ways that I could grow I meant sort of exactly what I'm doing now. Opportunities to try storytelling and other mediums on an opportunity to have bigger and better stages to do that.
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Rupert heard rumors for years. That Wendy was getting a little too close to some of her male friends. Like Wendy supposedly hooked up with Google CEO News Corp exact starts saying Wendy's. Ben googled but Rupert Never Expected Tony Blair. Rupert's newspapers endorsed. Tony in his run for Prime Minister and Rupert himself donated a ton of money to his campaign. Tony Even the Godfather to one of Rupert Wendy's kids it's fall two thousand twelve. We're on Rupert's one thousand Acre ranch in Carmel on the Northern California Coast Peseta. Seagoing here no. That's a crow. This staff is running around making beds stocking the fridge. Probably putting fancy little soaps in every shower. Wendy will be arriving soon. She's flying in from New York to host a girl's trip in the fresh air and sunshine or at least. That's what she tells rupert so the frantic staff members are probably surprised when Wendy's shows up and only has one girlfriend with her and that friend. She leaves early pretty much as soon as she's gone. Tony arrives okay. I looked up a picture of him hot while I was talking. And he's kind of hot will apparently a magazine in England named him Torso of the week. Tony himself is on record. As saying his sexual appetite is inexhaustible first of all I feel like every man if they were allowed to go on record about anything that's what they would go on record about but that is too much information. Well Wendy and Tony's tryst takes an unfortunate turn remember. Tony used to be prime minister. He can't exactly travel light everywhere he goes. He brings secret service with him including Carmel. That attracts a lot of attention. But Wendy and Tony don't exactly go out of their way to hide their affair back in London. Tony Seen Leaving Rupert and Wendy's house at odd hours. Finally in the summer of two thousand thirteen rupert sits down with all his domestic staff members. One by one and asks them point blank is Wendy having an affair but must have been terrifying or a great opportunity to exact revenge. Rupert's private staff the cooks and housekeepers and nannies. They're not exactly. Wendy's biggest fans probably because tyrant she's constantly flying into rages and for a billionaire. She's really cheap. All the food in the fridge was labeled and Wendy would notice if one bite was missing. Wendy once got so mad at Indiana. She kicked her out of the car and made her walk home. So when Rupert Asks Staff members to fess up about what's really going on with Wendy and Tony. The stories start pouring out one staffer saw Tony Walk into Wendy's bedroom when they were alone together at the ranch. Another watch them. Feeding each other at dinner to grown adults should not be feeding each other at dinner when confronted. Tony emphatically denies anything happened. Wendy meanwhile thinks rupert just looking for an excuse to dump her because staying with Wendy is not cheap and the longer he's married to her the more it costs according to their pre-nup he's gotta pay her a million dollars for every year they're married. That sounds like the premise of a reality TV show Million Dollar matrimony. It's catchy. Somebody called his Murdoch dialer up. Whatever happened it's clear. Wendi and Rupert are falling apart they live totally separate lives. Wendy is young and vivacious staying out all night. Partying with friends. Like Hugh Jackman Barbara Walters Queen Rania of Jordan the Weird Party. Hugh Jackman Barbara Walter. Ya McQueen of Jordan. But do they talk about a lot of days? She gets home from partying at dawn. Right as Rupert is heading off to work and when they're together well let's just say it's not too lovey-dovey. Apparently Wendy once got so pissed that Rupert wouldn't do something for her that she went down to his office barged. In and an earshot of Rupert's employees started screaming. Fuck you rupert. You're stupid what are you going to do when I'm gone? Wow I can't help but feel sorry for him. Yeah a friend of Rupert's even alleges that Wendy's physically abusive. The friend says that the pair once got into a huge fight and Wendy shoved rupert. He fell backwards into the piano landed on the floor and couldn't get back up. Ooh But the next day at work he made up a vague excuse for why he looked banged up. That is terrible. Plus James and Lachlan keep warning rupert. The Wendy is bad. News Lachlan is actually one of the first people to tell Rupert about the rumors that Wendy was cheating. It all gets to be too much for Rupert on June thirteenth. Two thousand thirteen. He files for divorce without telling Wendy. She finds out from a lawyer. What is it with this family and not telling people before they do? Things always gotta keep that element of surprise. Rupert Never Confronts Wendy or Tony About. They're supposed affair. He just stops returning. Tony's calls what about Google? Ceo Does report ghost him to now. Wendy cutback I loose as she put it in her diary. I don't feel sad about losing eric. He is really really ugly unattractive and fat nut stylish at all trying to hip clothes. I am so so so so happy. I'm not with him. I'm glad she's not shallow. Glad she really cares about people's personalities and their intelligence things like that right the night rupert files for divorce he and his sons. Go out to dinner to celebrate weirdly. All this Wendy drama has brought Lachlan and James together but the divorce isn't good for all the Murdoch Children Remember Matthew Freud. Liz's husband well matthews a good friends with Tony and he stands up for his buddy after rupert cuts all ties that puts lives in a pretty awkward position. Should she stand with her husband or should she take her outside well? In the end blood wins out. She sides with her dad and it drives her and matthew apart to nurse their wounds she and Matthew go sailing on the Mediterranean on separate yet. This is the rich person version of drawing a line across her bedroom with masking tape. So Matthew doesn't even invite his own father-in-law to his fiftieth birthday party. He invites Tony instead. You're not invited to my birthday party if you think. That's a mature. Wait until you hear this. It's two thousand thirteen. And we're in Sun Valley Idaho. Are we going skiing? Where the annual Allen and company Sun Valley Media Finance Conference can we go back to the seaside ledge? It might not sound glamorous but this conference is a big deal. It's been called a summer camp for billionaires but the real draw is networking. It's where the world's elite go to unwind meet up and make major deals this year. All the biggest names are there. Tim Cook Bill Gates. Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg Rupert Murdoch. Eric Schmidt Google guy so just all of Wendy's X.'s. Except for Tony Blair Rupert Tony Uninvited. Okay this is definitely bringing up trauma from seventh grade sleepovers. Check it out. Here's a photo of Rupert and his sons at Sun Valley that year. They're beaming right. This might be the happiest photo. I've ever seen of Rupert Murdoch. They're getting the band back together. Yeah they look like the Three Musketeers. More like mean girls with both Wendy and Matthew Freud out. The two biggest outside influences on the Murdoch family are gone. I'm GonNa Miss Those assholes. Yeah they were great now. It's back to the original group and the original rivalries Lachlan and James might be on the same team now but as we enter the final chapter of the story. The succession battle is coming to. It's shocking conclusion..
"murdoch" Discussed on Even the Rich
"Brooke what's going on with the women in the Murdoch clan. Liz Rupert's wife Wendy. Well we'll get to Wendy later but yeah let's talk about Liz. She thinks Rupert and James are handling things all wrong the way she sees it. This all blew up because they didn't take her advice as the scandal was just starting to break. She told him to come clean. No finger-pointing no cover ups. But they didn't listen. She's mostly pissed at their screw ups might endanger her inheritance. According to Michael Wolff Liz told some dinner party guests that James and Rebecca quote fucked the company. Another source tells the New York Times that Liz secretly advised rupert to fire James and put her in charge instead. She's really fighting dirty. I like it. Liz denies she ever said it. But either way. Rupert COMES PRETTY. Close to taking heard vice. He's all set afire James but he backs down at the last minute. In exchange James takes a beating from the press and from the government. Which isn't a great look for Rupert. I mean this is his number one son. Rupert built a reputation that he was this master manipulator. He's the guy who owns the news. He can store up scandal or berry a story with a wave of his hand but now he's lost his magic touch. There's nothing he can do to make the scandal. Go Away the trials and hearings drag on for more than two years and it seems like every day. Another embarrassing story comes out when it's all over more than one hundred people are arrested. Reporters Editors Cops private investigators. Public Officials News International is forced to pay millions of dollars to settle claims from hacking victims. It's pretty bad. But some of those people emerge somewhat unscathed like Rebecca Brooks. She's cleared of all charges and Rupert immediately. Hires her back things. Don't go quite as well. For James. He's star is definitely dimmed which makes room for the reemergence of his sister. Liz but whether Liz wants to be her dad's right. Hand and successor is another story. Let's back up a little bit while News Corp's mired in scandal. Liz has been busy building. Her own media companies shine. And it's going really well. She put the biggest loser on the air. Master Chef is an international head. She even buys the company that produces the US version of the office. Is this where Michael Scott Enters? The succession drama. Oh he never had a chance but Jim he can definitely impress rupert gyms he so and he liked just glows up throughout the whole series. So Liz wants to take shine to the next level but she needs more money to do it If she knew some rich guy who could lend it to her. Yep I'm telling you just when you think you're out he pulls you back in in two thousand eight. Liz Sits Down with her dad and they make deal then in the spring of two thousand eleven just before the phone. Hacking scandal breaks newscorp acquires. Shine for six hundred seventy million dollars. Liz about forty percent of that herself who she drives a hard bargain. Maybe to Heart News Corp shareholders sue claiming that Rupert paid for shine and they accuse. The family of a rampant nepotism a competitor newspaper in London. Evening Standard runs the headline. Murdoch's daughter to get three hundred and seventy million pounds from daddy a few days later you Freud both into the Evening Standard editor at a party and says how dare you insult my wife and throws a Martini in the guy's face psychoanalyze. This apple rumor starts swirling that. Liz might be the new designated Erin Town Liz. As smart successful well connected. I mean Bano was her fortieth birthday party. She's part of the Chipping Norton set. It's like this power group. Celeb- politicians obscenely rich people who all own houses about one hundred miles north of London. But Liz has more than a great rolodex. Her friend tells a writer at the New Yorker that she combines the best of her brothers in one package she has the brains of James and the heart of Lachlan. People say that about me. I combine the best of my brothers. Yeah those people are me. But that's of course and now that her dad owns a company she's back in the fold right deadline says the shine deal will now intensify. The Palace Intrigue Behind Rupert's Big media giant bringing Liz back inside. The tent puts her back at the heart of decision-making in newscorp it will be the perfect time for Liz and rupert to combine forces. She plans to take a seat on the News Corp Executive Board but just as the deal is formally closing the hacking scandal breaks. Being THE FACE OF T. Murdoch doesn't necessarily look so great to her anymore. So even though the deal goes through she decides not to join the News Corp Board instead she just sticks to running shine although if we're GONNA get medieval it's really a fiefdom inside of Rupert's empire right because NEWSCORP owns shine true but she's still doing our own thing. She's growing shine her way. She opens offices in ten countries and produces. Tv shows all over the world. She wants to get into digital media even video games maybe a hip hop label or do but as the thing goes she still can't get no respect family. Friends say Rupert Always Puts Lachlan James Ahead of Liz. Just because she's the girl that's what most people think and don't forget. They refuse to listen to her when she tried to save the company when the hacking scandal broke and look how all that turned out in two thousand eleven. Liz tells a writer for the New Yorker. You'd love your parents to be proud of you. Of course that influenced me but not so much anymore. Because I feel how to say this. I feel that I know who I am each time. I tried to work in this company. He wasn't impressed. I realized I had to just go and be myself in two thousand twelve when Liz is invited to give them mactaggart lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival. Her opening line pokes fun at the WHO's up. Who's down drama in her family? Writing and McTaggart has been quite a welcome distraction from some of the other nightmares much. Closer to home. Yes you have met some of my family before but the jokes and they're liz uses the rest of her lecture to openly question her family's judgement she goes right to something. James said when he gave the same lecture a few years earlier James ended his lecture with a line in which he claimed that the only reliable and perpetual guarantor of Independence is prophet. James was right that if you remove prophet than independence is massively challenged. But I think that he left something out the reason. His statement sat so uncomfortably. Is that profit without purpose. Is a recipe for disaster translation. James only cares about money but I have values. That's definitely James. Here's the two are barely speaking. Liz has been fuming about the phone hacking scandal. Ever since James and Rupert went against her advice and launched their completely unsuccessful attempt to deflect blame and cover up the problem now. She's wearing her grievances publicly. I'm learning that rule. Number one in rich families is do not air your dirty laundry in public. Yeah and James's pissed. Rupert refuses to even listen to it. He doesn't speak to list for nine weeks. And where's lock linen all of this? Oh He's in Australia living his best life far away from his brother and sister and dad all windsurfing and barbecues and some light investing he invested a cricket team a real estate website and a toy company one investment is an Australian telecom business. He tries to position as a young hip service for Internet and cell phones. Their logo was a little drawing of a guy with a goatee and a beanie called the Dude. That COMPANY GOES BELLY UP. But even with that MISSTEP LACHLAN LOVES AUSTRALIA. And Australia loves him. He's a celebrity down there. He's married to a former model. They own three massive houses including Sydney Beach House with ocean views from every room. Even the bathroom I hope so. They have three kids. The Whole Family Goes Sailing Surfing and rock climbing compared to his dad and brother getting grilled by politicians all day gray. Foggy London. Lachlan hasn't made at least someone in the Murdoch family's enjoying themselves. Yeah but it's not like he's completely oblivious to the nightmare his dad and brother are going through as the phone. Hacking Scandal Rages Lachlan Season Opportunity. He's like daddy needs me so he hops on a plane and flies from Australia to Britain. He goes straight from the airport to his dad's office in London. He looks great even though he's just been on a long flight he's got a deep Tan. He's clearly been working out. He's practically glowing having a house that has ocean views in every room. We'll do that. Lachlan's there to set his daddy Ease he's like. Don't Panic Dad. You will survive. The company will survive. Trust me. We're GONNA come out of this stronger than ever and you'd better believe Rupert's touched who knows maybe he's wishing Lachlan was still his right hand man and now. I'm picturing James slumped in the Corner Muttering. Damn you lachlan under his breath Noah James is still working overtime to be son number one and he has to deal with being the public face of the phone hacking scandal. Which means he's the one who has to show up at the House of Commons day after day and face down a lot of very angry politicians and in front of TV cameras because these hearings are being followed by millions of people all over the UK and around the world. I do feel kind of bad for him at the end of the day. He's really just trying to protect his dad. Yeah I mean weather or not. James is at fault and he maintains his innocence. The whole situation is humiliating for him. I he steps down as the executive chairman of all of News Corp's UK newspapers then as the investigation drags on it becomes clear that News Corp is never going to be considered fit and proper with James and charge so in April two thousand twelve. He resigned as chairman of the other businesses. He runs including B Sky B in September of two thousand twelve a month after his sister dunked on him and her speech. The Office of Communications says that James Repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected as chief executive and chairman. I hope he moves to a beach house in Australia. Knock quite he heads to New York. Which is where he grew up and once ran has pop label. Oh it's the perfect place to lay low for a while. Lick his wounds. And then he's going to launch himself right back into the very center of his dad's Empire.
"murdoch" Discussed on Even the Rich
"Picture. This it's July two thousand eleven and we're in central London in a Chamber of the House of Commons of good afternoon. Everybody this is a special meeting because Feeder School. Select Committee is they full off to the inquiry which the committee held in two thousand nine in do precedence purposely liable. Ou should I put on my wig? Yes and take your hat off some two weeks ago. The public learned that news of the world. Reporters hacked into the voicemail of a young murder victim and remember. This is a tabloid that Rupert Murdoch owns. Now he's here to answer for his papers wrongdoing along with his second son James. There's actually a video of the hearing in it. You can see. Father and son sitting side-by-side James is looking way more serious than he did when he was running raucous records back in the day. He's ditched the eyebrow piercing and traded his bleached blond hair for a buzz cut rupert. Who's eighty at this? Point is stooped and a little frail his wife. Wendy is perched behind them dressed in PEPCO pink blazer. A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ASKS JAMES. About nearly million dollar settlement. He authorized a sensibly to buy the silence of Gordon. Taylor the chief. Executive of the Professional Footballers Association. Whose phone messages were tapped. Starting with you Mr James Murdoch. I know we've been over at less the differences in the size of the second painting with Kenny. Just tell me whether or not the Taylor supplement included a confidentiality clause and maybe the other supplement did not but before James can answer something catches his attention he turns to his left and look of shock crosses his face. A man has entered the room and is rushing toward James and Rupert himself. James leaps to his feet. Wendy leaps up to the courtroom. You rumps slow afraid to look. The man's name is Johnny Marbles. And he's shouting. You'RE A greedy billionaire. Then he reaches into his bag and pulls out a pie tin filled with shaving foam like in a cartoon. Yep except real. He moves to smash the Pie in Rupert's face but Wendy lunges between them swings her arm punches Johnny in the head then. She picks up the pie plate and shoves it into his face. Police quickly grabbed Johnny and lead him away in handcuffs as shaving. Cream drips off his head. I feel like that's the kind of court scene. We need to see more of your needs to be more whipped cream pies so yeah one hundred percent if I'm ever in court. I'm bringing one of those bad boys so suddenly everyone sees Wendy as some sort of hero. The media calls her a cross between one of Charlie's angels and a character and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Okay that's not racist at all. Yeah right even. One of the members of parliament makes a comment to Rupert. He says Murdoch. You'll wife has a very good left hook. You know. Getting high is actually thing. That's happened to a lot of famous people. Bill Gates Ralph Nader the King of Sweden while it sure isn't a sign of respect. Wendy may look like a hero but James and Rupert remained the villains. The Pie throwing incident is a sign. That people are pissed. At the Murdoch's the public and parliament won't soon forget the news of the world engaged in criminal activities for gossip Murdoch's reporters broke into the phones of members of parliament and of war heroes. Now the public wants Blood Murdoch blood..
Science, Interrupted - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19
"Welcome to science friction on the Tash Mitchell and this is science interrupted and possibly radio interrupted because I have a puppy snoring very audibly and loudly at my fate right now working from home folks. It's tremendously difficult to think of not of not finishing the work. It's tremendously difficult booking with. Todd's is always a race against time as your money formation but the majority of the information are actually Mike. God really this pandemic has swift in Lancaster. Nami hasn't gotten caught us. All by complete surprise wherein collective state of shock really and for many scientists so much at stake use of experiments field work results. Clinical trials patients students the lives of lab animals the consequences for so many Deeply personal and in some cases could affect the lives of thousands of others and other species too so today on the show. Three scientists with three. Clemson's how are you? How are you going? Yeah yeah good bevy. What's been over and I met this morning by spin. Had this zone call with a bunch of other people from Perth and she was basically lap. Hold us on. He's a roller coaster. Look to Paula. Magni won fame lab Australia competition last year. And she's a senior lecturer in forensic science at Murdoch University in Perth at my husband across line pharmacist in Perth so possibly meeting people affected by Kobe. Nine hundred every single day but right now Paul easing Singapore where she also works as deputy dean of Murdoch University's campus there. Her baby daughter with her and Shayna husband don't know when they'll be able to be reunited. He was going to be concerned. Who are going to be concerned as well but this is probably the best option for the moment. We hope that these are going to be only for a while but for the moment it is what it is and not say his daughter for very many many months. Yeah so they can see each other only by by video call. That is a huge gift. Imagine these happening ten years ago or more could be better than years ago but the situation is changing. So much isn't it? It's still very unclear what's going to happen with international flights around the world. Yeah absolutely impossible to make any predictions at the moment. Also because Australia is getting way better especially Western Australia. Because he's very much aware from every everybody else. Singapore is experiencing a second important peak of cases compared to other countries. We are leaving this situation pretty pretty well. Syncopal learned a lot from this SARS situation and we didn't have many cases at all until a few weeks ago when they borders. Were going to be closed. Many people from all over the world wanted to come back to Singapore and they came back or seek your Italian and the saints. Coming out of Italy of Bain very very distressing during this pandemic rot from early on. What does that make food for you and your family in Italy? I speak with them every day and I make sure that they have everything they need. I've managed to the to do online shopping for them from Singapore to have them home. My grandmother she turned ninety seven last week. And the she's safe and sound in a healthcare facility but this is the first time in live in which he doesn't see my mom my Auntie for more than two days in a row and they edge facilities at being locked down so yeah. It's an interesting learning curve for for the family and there's also a big exercise Of Trust for the words day in the facilities Singapore has now gone into a lockdown and polar and colleagues having to move really fast to put their university courses online. She's also supporting students around the world with their projects now influx and Maija grant application processes of import on pause to then this Horon Research. You'll work as a forensic scientist into an expert on many crime scene investigations in Italy. You're now doing forensic science research here in Australia. And you shared this curious photo with me of what you describe as your babies back in the land in Perth in Western Australia. And it had me totally intrigued. What is it a fraud all? So my baby's baby Bob Nichols not people say barnacles as babies about Research I USED NICHOLS FOR CLEVELAND. Investigation when aboard US found in a in aquatic environments in the Ocean. So because bunny goes at annoying. They attach on anything that he's flogging. It is underwater and they stuck on that we can identify what they Ya. So where is the body confront? From how long the bodies in water and also the journey the talk the body from the primary campsie what was dumped in the ocean to the place where the body was found so they can be very interesting but it is not that to do this kind of research. We need to have colonies of Barnacles in in the lab so we keep having them in in Aquaria but the they eat small because Kobe algae so we had to grow the algae as well. You can now go to the supermarket and Buy Balaji and beside that. I work input on seeking to. Malaysia is whether it is the study of insects and we have colonies of flos is in as well is very difficult to keep up with them with the colonies at the moment when a when they laboratories have been shot because often of the issue that is going on. It's incredible work so you've got. These baby barnacles back in the lab in Perth. And will they die because the I guess? Barnacles barnacles one concern but there are labs all over the world with experimental animals of all shapes sizes and varieties and species from Retz to mice and onwards barnacles to that possibly going to be compromised or cold. Because of this global shutdown. I will say maybe the research would be compromised. The life of the of the animal is probably not because all the university have the ethical necessity of looking after all the animals that they have so all. The university have in place measures to look after all the animals in the different labs. I was a bit dramatic because I miss my babies. I guess when I think about my Banoco sometimes you feel like what he's the. Utd All my job in the big scheme in the big picture of things really for researchers. Like me probe's is a big wakeup call about the the importance of your search but at the same time that the world is big and many other things are important on a different scale. So I remember the first had with Bundy cars and the head. The mother of this guy that was found on the shore there was crying on this loss and I was the only personal gather information that could give a piece bring justice to this family bring closure to the victim so these another victim. He's not a cove in nineteen victim but my research he's
"murdoch" Discussed on Even the Rich
"From wondering. I'm Brooke Stiffen and I- Marissa's could Moore William and this is even the rich where we bring you absolutely true and absolutely shocking stories about the greatest family dynasties the world has ever seen. It's a show about power how you get it and how you keep in and what happens when it goes to your head. It's also about how the rich are like us because even the rich loving and cry and dream and hope and by crap on video conference call triggered the story of Rupert Murdoch and his children sounds like it was lifted out of Shakespeare. You hit me with Alexander the great now. You're talking Shakespeare. You're getting a whole day of school in today but seriously though a powerful aging king children vying for his throne even a wicked stepmother or two. It's all real and it's all happening today right now and the most surprising part of the story is that it affects even ordinary non rich people. Like you and me speak for yourself. I just bought to Brad Pitt. Loafs at target. Oh Wow if you were really rich. Somebody wouldn't be making the bread for you. So that's terrible argument. This is more than just a story about one. Very Rich Guy. And his audacious business deals and messy love life and cutthroat family drama. But it's got all of that right. Oh of course. But it also really is Shakespearean. He's got a multibillion dollar media kingdom at stake the Murdochs have owned everything from the Wall Street Journal to the Simpsons so basically. There's not a David goes by that. All of us are not reading or watching something that this guy owns. You got it. It's not just that rupert is rich. It's that he's powerful. Being air to the Murdoch thrown just might mean you get to pick the next prime minister of England or President of the United States or the next reality TV star or the next reality TV star who becomes president of the United States. This is a four part series on the real life succession. And this is episode one rupert. So let's rewind a little bit back to July Fifteenth Nineteen Sixty Four. Rupert Murdoch is thirty three years old. He's not exactly handsome. He's got a Pudgy face and a receding hairline but there is something about him. He's always wearing these. Well Taylor dark suits. And when he smirks which he does a lot. He looks confident. He's already been working in the newspaper business for years at this point. I as an intern and then as an editor but today is different. He's about to publish the first edition of his own newspaper one. He created all by himself on his own terms in the country where he was born and grew up. It's called the Australian and it's the first national newspaper that Australia has ever had. Not the most creative name is it. He should have called it. Something like the kangaroo time I love it I mean he ends up calling his whole Empire News Corp which sounds like a fake business from a superhero movie. I mean superhero movies. Their names are so based Batman is literally a man. Who's a bad yes? Superman is a man who super sparkling that really would fit in a superhero movie. Rupert may be the owner. But he's not afraid to get dirty literally. His fingers are always smudged. He has ink stains all over his clothes. Good thing you were such dark soothes Ashley. And today he's rushing around the office shouting at workers about the little details that will make his paper perfect. Fix that photo. Make that headline bigger. Get me a picture spot man basically. It's that Old Times newspaper thing so I imagine he's chewing on cigars for all this after he puts his first issued a bed late that night. Rupert has a drink with his editor. It's finally quiet. Just the two of them and rupert must be feeling a little sentimental because he tells the editor well. I've got where I am by some pretty tough pretty larrikin methods. What the heck does Larrikin me? It's Australian Slang. It means like daring an unconventional. I cannot believe that after four episodes of subjecting all of our listeners to are amazing yeah we are now going to make them listen to Australian Woods. Yeah it's not GonNa get better guys so rupert says now what I wanted to do. I want to be able to produce the newspaper that my father would have been proud of. His Dad is like this Macho Newspaperman. Sir Keith Murdoch. He got his start as a war correspondent during World War. One after that Sir. Keith took over to local Australian newspapers and became the country's most influential journalists. So let me guess. Rupert was never good enough for Daddy. Exactly major daddy issues and the more needy. Rupert was about trying to get his dad's attention to him. The more sir. Keith got annoyed okay. So where's his mom in all of this? Oh she's tough to her name is Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. She's a very big deal in Australia. Her family is like the Australian Kennedy's and she's a force she strict and religious and she used to make rupert sleep outside in hot when he was a kid too often. Him Look like backyard. Camping only not fun and not optional right but she is big into family even though she makes her family sleep outside. She Teaches Rupert. The importance of taking care of family which pro tip. It's easier if they're in the house with you so newspapers from Dad Family I from Ah yes and those are two of the three ingredients. That will drive Rupert Murdoch. His whole life. Okay what's the third one an obsession with power it all starts? When Rupert's ten years old his parents send him off to a fancy boarding school and he hates it. Did they look at his handwriting? Get into that school. We should stay focused. All the other kids make fun of him for having a dad who works for a newspaper instead of. I don't know doing whatever. Australian ARISTOCRATS DO INSERT KANGAROO hunting joke here anyway. The whole experience puts a big chip on shoulder and it never goes away and then after boarding school. He goes to Oxford more fancy people with privileged background. Rupert does well there except he still gets treated like a country. Bumpkin from Australia takes a lot to impress people at Oxford. When I was in college I was friends with a guy whose dad owned a Taco Bell Franchisee and people treated that kid like royalty. I don't blame them. My hometown didn't have a TACO bell forever. I'd be like Oh my God. You're hoped out only had a wall bar. They did and the whole town through parade in that game so you can imagine anyway while Rupert is Oxford. Just twenty one years old. Rupert's father dies Rupert heads home to Australia to take over his dad's to newspapers and he's in for a pretty big surprise. Turns OUT HIS DAD died? Broke and get this literally the day after Sir Keith. Dies before Rupert's plane has even Landis he business rivals go into the dad man's office and Jackhammer has safe open. What I can't hear you okay. Okay Okay Guys. We got it. These rivals are pretty sure that Keith secretly transferred his shares in two newspapers over to a trust controlled by rupert and his MOM. Now they're trying to find and possibly destroy the documents that prove it. It's all part of a ploy to screw rupert out of what is rightfully his with a Jackhammer. That's some Guy Ritchie Shit. Rupert does inherit has dad's shares. But that doesn't stop his rivals. They try to force him to sell and the Murdoch family finances are such a mess. That Rupert has no choice so he gives up one of his papers but he vows he is never ever going to get screwed out of. What's his again. This is like his super villain origin. Story really is he comes away from it. Convinced that if you don't own everything yourself you're a sucker. At least Rupert gets to keep the other paper. It's called news of Adelaide and he gets to work. Rupert's a workaholic like US. Are we shall. We're in our pajamas. Okay these are weird nine okay. Well unlike us he has no hobbies no other interests but he does manage to find a woman to marry the future. I X one of Rupert Murdoch. You Betcha they have one daughter together named prudence or proof for short but then one night rupert in his office working late like always chomping on a cigar and burning the midnight oil and in walks a pretty young journalist asking if she can interview him. I see where this is going. Her name is Anna. Torp Rupert's thirty six years old. Anna is eighteen gross and before long. Anna is wife number two. And how long did they last? She's actually.
"murdoch" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"That's what we'd be talking about. Exactly what you'd be saying, Rupert Murdoch to powerful whites. You dictating the result of general elections, etc. I don't think these babies have it didn't do that. But the fact is that now they don't have the, the stranglehold, the their websites and good. Some of them are very good, but it doesn't have as the white so that the downside I think of of the of the of the the, the dusk of the press barons is that in the old days in this country when something really serious was going wrong. Let's take the Pentagon papers. Now if some little website, politico at got hold of the Pentagon papers, then the system would have crushed, crushed them, but but the Washington Post, the New York Times able to stand up to that. And that's the other side. Side of the power of the press the power of the press of the public sector. And I think it still must. So let's go through your untidy life in news. What was it like to be working Vergara Murdoch in your first job in this business? My first job in business was binding the sandwiches well, okay, that was fun. But, but I mean, he he was. I mean, he has many things written about many people have opinions him and they conflict a lot of them hostile. And I have to say that even the most hostile of his critics onto a wrong, he could be very, very tough. He could be ruthless. His his best friend was the business. His principal loyalty was to the business and his and his family, and he would do a lot in the interest of that busy. He got heavy boots. He taught on a lot of people. He hurt. He made a lot of enemies and some of the owned and deserved, but but in the end, when you look at the the contribution, he may join the heyday. Hey, of his kind of media when he came to crushing unions that were killing the British newspapers in the mid eighties, he lost the business doing that when he came to confronting the, the big drop in Britain of the BBC and some commercial TV, he nearly goes his business doing that. Those were huge things on here. You know, he wasn't very popular in broadcast in the eighties, many of you know what? I'm gonna start a fourth network and everyone just laughed or even for that matter. And I was at FOX for a period of time when the discussion was, should we start another news service to against CNN CNN's, invincible. You come paint center and of course he did it by finding a market making very controversial programming it Sunday certain parts of the day, but they were all things that people said he couldn't do, and he just loves to be an underdog, mainly drives me loves to be an underdog and everybody's arrived when he's top dog. It goes somewhere else to become an underdog dog in Sydney, London, top dog. London here in New York, Los Angeles. That's been his. I mean, he's driven by goodness knows what? What do people misunderstand about reporting?.
"murdoch" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Murdoch's fictionalized show about the murdoch's so of sumner redstone in there too is right it's interesting right that did you get consulted you're going to be this you know i did not but my predecessor on the media beat marissa maren wall street journal former meany bureau chief she was a consultant on it and i feel like i can i don't know i haven't talked to her about this but i can hear the members of the of the script or that the plot points especially about you know when the the stock yes is called a margin call imagine call the margin so we're spoiling episode three but no no no no it's fine honestly like i think the entire audience for for that show listens to this podcast my sense is it's a niece show much to hbo chagrin but yeah there's there's a lot there's a there's a plot point and there like you alluded to that literally a key point in the book connected redstone book so you just watching that for the first time oh shit that's my story kind of yeah i i would say to me that's almost more redstone than murdoch guests the three kids is happens to be a structure of murdoch thing you know the questions about the stroke in the questions about whether the the mogul has his marbles that's pure redstone what do you find appealing about covering you really done really well with the viacom story ready my son original particular do the corporate media generally but you sort of specialize in in these kind of figures what what is appealing about them to you as as people to cover well i love the intersection of the business story in the family story exactly what you said it's not just a pure number story because he's especially these two companies or these two empires empire in their vets in front those are controlled companies so there's just a lot of sort of soap opera drama on what was up there they're public companies yes they're essentially family companies because because as a two tiered stock structure where the families have super voting control at a little it's a little more nuanced in them murdoch situation but the you know the basic dynamics are there they own minority of the equity but they have an overly large percentage voting near time same structure and then a lot of tech companies are structured the same way google facebook snap twitter's one of the ones as an exception but a lot of these folks we'll go public we'll take we'll take the public's money but we're we're still going to control this company and that that is a that is a hallmark of these big media empires that's right and we're going to see that very structure tested this summer actually in the the litigation between cbs and your redstone and national amusements i mean cps rather astonishingly is attacking the fundamental concept of a controlled company in delaware court so we're we're gonna spend a bunch of time talking about sure redstone in some of this fight but if you had to handicap the suit as to interesting stories right there is the punch source if you had a handicap the sherry redstone versus les moonves the via the that that fight who do you think comes out victorious in the end i think it would be very very hard to imagine a delaware court overturning the the concept of voting control which is kind of what cbs's suri restaurant would win that fight if if it goes all the way through court the counter is separate from the court battle is to share redstone really wanna be fighting les moonves for weeks and months in in longer perhaps the argument is she has actually more to lose than he does let your asking is a settlement the most likely outcome probably sure i think he's a very talented executive she doesn't really want to have to overhaul the whole board so if there was some way that they could come away with the settlement where she promises not to mess with the board too much and you know he stays on a couple of years while they you know i don't know try to have some emanate solution to everything that would be best for shareholders probably and the comcast disney fox fight again by the time you hear this who knows where we'll be that in that narrative but if you had to predict out who do you think ends up walking away with the fox asset it does seem like disney has the.
"murdoch" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"About him with taxi cab drivers prostitution right i mean you say that's disgusting but i think what this movie is trying to say is that we all get it that's literally how society functions like this for miles and become depressed that like that's a that's a microcosm but literally like that symbolic thing of hey i pay you and you humiliate yourself is literally the fabric of society right can we attempt the chant at some point today to rupert murdoch rupert murdoch you know what i think the real we're done mic drop okay one more thing i want to do about the way women are portrayed is i want to talk about the daughter helena and the daughter of the of millage the costume guy so one of the things that i find interesting is that a couple times the daughter of millage is framed with the mannequins in the background as you know more of like a objectification of women thing so crater also points out this thing first of all nicole kidman's character is always grooming her daughter helena and her name helena crater points out is named after the most beautiful woman in history as if she's grooming her to become a high ticket item like herself so not only do we see during that montage that i mentioned earlier we see helena 's hair being brushed learning to groom herself but then in another interesting part that i found kind of amusing was creator claims that it's relevant that when nicole kidman's character is helping helena with her homework the math problem that she's doing.