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Nov 9, 2017

How the Murdoch sons handled merger gossip during September quarterly briefing

Lachlan and James Murdoch presented a po-faced denial that anything is changing at Fox.

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

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch
Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch

Nobody cared about 21st Century Fox’s September quarter financial results at 8:30 am Sydney time today — all the analysts wanted to talk about was merger, deal, sale and will it happen? In what turned out to be a miserly 30 minute telephone briefing, they got zilch as the Murdoch sons pulled up the drawbridge of communication.

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