Sunday, April 14, 2024

Rupert Murdoch Silent as NY Post Editor Retired and Donald Trump Endorsed


There’s been not a peep from Rupert Murdoch, owner of the New York Post, since March 4th. This was his last Tweet:

That was about six weeks ago. Today, the New York Post’s long time editor in chief Col Allan has been retired (not voluntarily, please). And the Post endorsed Donald Trump in the New York Republican primary in an editorial straight out of MAD magazine.

On Monday, News Corp launches a new website called that can’t use its url address because it’s owned by a piercings shop in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, the ratings for “Empire” are getting lower and lower. And “American Idol” has gone off the air.

Have Murdoch’s sons paid Jerry Hall to take dad on a long honeymoon far from the internet and social media? It’s very unusual that Uncle Rupert has been radio silent for so long.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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