Saturday, May 18, 2024

Surprise! (Not!) Oracle’s Larry Ellison– Major Trump Donor– Wins Bid for US Rights to TikTok Over Microsoft


Well, this pretty hilarious.

Microsoft’s bid to take the US rights to TikTok was rejected in the end. The Wall Street Journal reports that Oracle, owned by major Trump donor Larry Ellison, came out of nowhere and won the bid.

The Journal doesn’t mention Ellison or the Trump connection. They just say Oracle won the bid.

How convenient.

Ellison is a billionaire, of course, and has raised a lot of money for Trump starting with the 2016 election cycle. So this whole Tik Tok sale thing just wreaks of an insider deal, a perfect cap to the corrupt Trump administration.

Microsoft must be pissed.

Even the New York Times story buried the Trump-Ellison connection and downplayed it. You can trust the Times to miss the meaning of almost any Trump story. On purpose.

As Donald Trump might himself say, the whole thing was rigged.

Well, congratulations. I don’t use TikTok anyway. I use an abacus.


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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