Thursday, June 20, 2024

NY Post, Fox News Silent on Murdoch Divorce, UK Papers Also Self-Censor from Fear


If Rupert Murdoch didn’t pay their salaries, Page Six in the NY Post would be all over his divorce from Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall.

Ditto the cowards at Fox News.

So there is no notice of the dissolution of the marriage of the world’s most evil press baron anywhere on those outlets. There is also almost nothing in the UK press as the usually bold tabloid writers fear for their lives.

What a mess.

Whoever called the NY Times yesterday with the big scoop knew what they were doing. The Times is one of the few important media outlets that would report the story.

But does a divorce make a noise when no one is brave enough to report it?

If you know something and want to tell me confidentiality, this site is all ears. Email me at Otherwise, it’s going to be slim pickins. Page Six and Cindy Adams are not going to go there. And the Daily News doesn’t have a regular gossip columnist (although they have hard working entertainment writers).

If you hear something, say something!

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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