Thursday, April 18, 2024

Conservative Murdoch Papers NY Post and Wall Street Journal Go Harder on Trump Than Anyone


Twenty five years ago, the NY Post trumpeted: Best Sex I’ve Ever Had! as Donald Trump advertised his prowess with mistress Marla Trump to Cindy Adams.

Friday morning, Trump’s sexual rating gets a C as mistress Stormy Daniels is pictured on the Post’s front page with the headline “Averagest Sex I’ve Ever Had”

How times have changed!

The biggest irony isn’t that Trump is no longer the stud he imagined himself. No, it’s hat Rupert Murdoch’s NY Post is knocking itself out to make fun of him.

At the same time, it’s Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal– the more serious paper– that’s gone after Trump with unusual enthusiasm this week over Stormy, the ‘shithole’ incident and everything else.

Tonight, the WSJ reports on how Stormy was paid by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to keep his mouth shut. Trump must be in shock that Murdoch has abandoned him.

It remains to be seen whether or not Fox News will acknowledge Stormy or any of these stories. They will be focused on Hillary Clinton’s emai server, as Fox has become the Nostalgia Network.


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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