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Mar 20, 2017

Trump favouring Murdoch-controlled media

It's now very clear just how close the links are between the media empires of the Murdoch clan -- especially Rupert -- and Donald Trump.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Donald Trump’s increasingly erratic presidency is two months old today and it's now very clear just how close the links are between the media empires of the Murdoch clan -- especially 86-year-old Rupert Murdoch -- and the increasingly odd Trump. Two interviews Trump gave last week underlined that closeness. They were with Fox News Channel hosts, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters (who used to work on the Bill O’Reilly show and was responsible for some of the most racist remarks allowed to air during the 2016 election campaign).

Of the eight TV interviews Trump has given since his inauguration in January, five have been with the Murdoch-owned and -managed Fox News Channel. And while some US media analysts have noted the number, none has directly linked it to the Murdoch influence bar one: a report last week on National Public Radio

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5 thoughts on “Trump favouring Murdoch-controlled media

  1. Not a leftie

    Big worry Elizabeth Murdoch lived till 103 ! Will her son live as long? That’s another 17 years !

  2. zut alors

    Trump and Murdoch are a perfect fit…until the latter decides otherwise.

  3. klewso

    A 10 year old kid unable to take criticism from a press that asks questions and holds up a mirror to his presidency, using his own words – he goes running to Manny Murdoch for comfort ….. as if Rupert rents his breast gratis?
    He rails against “fake news” : and pimps FUX News?????
    Yet, I think it’s a nice touch that he lets Barron write his speeches for him.

    1. Bill Hilliger

      Still many think he is the first Orange Gibbon to have his premises tapped by the CIA and the FBI.

  4. AR

    They deserve each other and those who live by the Big Lie will die by the Big Lie.

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