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NY Post Reporter Who Wrote Fake 'Kam On In' Story Is Out

Article claimed VP's book was included in 'welcome kit' for migrant children

(Newser) - The reporter who penned a New York Post article peddling a fake claim about Vice President Kamala Harris is out. Laura Italiano announced her resignation on Twitter on Tuesday, calling the "incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against" her...

Murdoch Puts Cancel Culture on Blast

News Corp chairman rails against censorship in rare public remarks

(Newser) - Freedom of speech is being suppressed by "awful woke orthodoxy," according to the head of the conservative publishing empire that includes Fox News. News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch spoke against "cancel culture" and a "wave of censorship" in rare public remarks Saturday as he accepted...

Trump Loses Another Big Voice in His Fight

'New York Post' tells him to 'stop the insanity' over election challenges

(Newser) - Another staunch ally of President Trump wants him to give up his fight over the election. The New York Post is out Monday with a headline blaring "Stop The Insanity" on its cover, reports the Hill . The editorial board refers to Trump's ongoing challenge of the results as...

James Murdoch Quits the Family Business

James Murdoch writes a terse resignation letter

(Newser) - Well that's it—James Murdoch is officially out of the family business. The youngest son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch wrote a terse letter Friday quitting the board of directors at News Corp, a conservative publishing empire that owns dozens of newspapers. "I hereby tender my resignation,"...

Berlusconi Seeking Buyer for Superyacht

'Morning Glory' will set you back $11M

(Newser) - Looking to escape the coronavirus in style? This option will cost a mere $11 million. The "first-class" superyacht Morning Glory—complete with five suites, a formal dining area, spiral staircase, marble fireplace, and sprawling decks—is being sold by the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, per CNN . The...

Lachlan Murdoch Pays $150M for Mansion, Sets LA Record

The Clampetts' old place could use some work

(Newser) - The most surprising fact about the Bel-Air mansion bought by Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan might not be the selling price, which is about $150 million. Or the fact that the house, called Chartwell, was used for exterior shots of the Clampetts' place in the credits for The Beverly Hillbillies....

The 6 Things to Know About Disney's Goliath Acquisition
At 12:02am, Disney Made
a World-Shaking Acquisition
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At 12:02am, Disney Made a World-Shaking Acquisition

Its $71B purchase of 21st Century Fox properties is complete

(Newser) - "Disney had been a mere behemoth," observes the New York Times . At 12:02am Wednesday, it became something greater, a Goliath among Davids. That's thanks to the closing of its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox properties, transforming Disney into an entertainment company of unprecedented...

New Yorker : Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop
New Yorker: Fox Killed
2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop
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New Yorker: Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop

Jane Mayer reports on the ties between network and Trump

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a lengthy story about the relationship between Fox News and President Trump that revolves around a question stated in the headline: "Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?" Here are three nuggets generating early attention:
  • Debate
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Rupert Murdoch Is Not Pleased With Mark Zuckerberg

Medial mogul thinks Facebook ought to start paying for news content

(Newser) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. Facebook said last week that it will boost news sources that its users rank as most trustworthy, while shrinking the percentage of news posts overall in users' news feeds. Murdoch, whose companies own...

WSJ: Kushner Told to Be Wary of Wendi Deng Murdoch

But warning is described as a fairly routine one to make

(Newser) - Not long into Donald Trump's presidency, Jared Kushner was told to tread carefully in his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The warning came via US counterintelligence authorities, per the Journal's sources, and was based on the belief that Murdoch could be capitalizing on...

Women Who Settled With O'Reilly 'Tired of Being Smeared'

2 former Fox News employees suing O'Reilly for defamation

(Newser) - Two women who previously settled sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly are now suing the former Fox News host for defamation, the New York Times reports. Former Fox News employees Andrea Mackris and Rebecca Gomez Diamond have joined the defamation suit filed against O'Reilly and Fox News earlier...

Disney-Fox Mega Deal Raises Worry About Quality of Movies
Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney
Deal Coming 20 Years Ago
the rundown

Simpsons Saw This Fox-Disney Deal Coming 20 Years Ago

Meanwhile, some are worried about a decline in the quality of movies

(Newser) - Disney was already a behemoth enterprise, but its proposed $52.4 billion purchase of the bulk of 21st Century Fox would make it even more of a giant. As the Washington Post notes, Disney is currently the biggest US studio in terms of box office returns, with the Marvel and...

Mega Merger: Disney Is Buying a Big Chunk of Fox

$52.4B deal must still be approved by regulators

(Newser) - It's a mammoth deal, and one that could have huge repercussions in the entertainment and media worlds. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable, and international TV businesses as it...

Fox News No Longer Airing in the UK
Fox News No Longer
Airing in the UK

Fox News No Longer Airing in the UK

Citing low ratings, Fox says airing on Sky no longer commercially viable

(Newser) - As of Tuesday, TV viewers in the UK can no longer get their Sean Hannity fix. Per the BBC , 21st Century Fox announced it has pulled its news feed from UK broadcaster Sky in a deal it says is no longer in the company’s “commercial interest.” The...

Surprise: One of the Murdochs Just Turned Against Trump

James, CEO of the parent company of Fox News, condemns Charlottesville response

(Newser) - The latest CEO to turn against President Trump may be the most surprising: It's James Murdoch, head of 21st Century Fox, parent company of the president's favorite news channel. Murdoch also is the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is not only the acting CEO of Fox...

Fox News Scandal Claims Another Victim

Co-president Bill Shine is out

(Newser) - The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday that Bill Shine, the network's co-president and a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out, the AP reports. Shine's departure follows the firing of top personality Bill O'Reilly and...

Bill O'Reilly's Ouster Could Mean Big Changes at Fox
Bill O'Reilly Is Getting a
Very Comfortable Parachute
the rundown

Bill O'Reilly Is Getting a Very Comfortable Parachute

He may get $25M from Fox after firing

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly may be gone from Fox , but he's got a rich severance package to ease any pangs. Brian Stelter of CNN reports that the network will pay him "tens of millions" under the exit terms of a lucrative contract he had just signed in March. The...

Fox Reportedly Negotiating Bill O'Reilly's Exit

Sources say network ready to part ways with host

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly's vacation from Fox News is set to become a permanent one, with insiders saying reps for O'Reilly and Fox have started negotiating an exit agreement for the host. Sources close to the network tell the Wall Street Journal and CNN , among others, that Fox is...

Theranos Offers Investors Very Unusual Deal

Troubled firm will offer extra shares to investors if they don't sue

(Newser) - The founder of troubled blood-testing firm Theranos is giving up some of her stake in the company in a bid to prevent yet more lawsuits, reports the Wall Street Journal . Elizabeth Holmes is offering investors up to two extra shares for every one they own in return for a promise...

The 10 Most Powerful People in Hollywood

Leo is the only actor in the upper echelon

(Newser) - For the first time, the Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, though it's what Paste Magazine describes as a list "celebrating the accomplishments of … white guys." Only 19 women and 10 people of color make the cut....

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