Saturday, May 25, 2024

Did Rupert Murdoch Flat Foot His Own New York Post? 50 Minutes After Resignation, No Story on Website (updated)


UPDATE At 10am, an hour after the announcement, the Post has placed a small item on its website’s front page, below the big main Biden story. A little insulting!

EARLIER Rupert Murdoch really left his own NY Post dangling in the dark.

Fully fifty minutes after the announcement he was resigning as chairman of News Corp and Fox News, the Post still doesn’t have a story up on their website.

Their lead story is about Biden fumbling at something, and there’s no other story on the site.

Is the Post in denial? Or were they just caught unaware?

I feel bad for the Post people. They’re probably already wondering what this all means for them anyway.

Lachlan Murdoch said in a statement about his father:

“On behalf of the Fox and News Corp boards of directors, leadership teams, and all the shareholders who have benefited from his hard work, I congratulate my father on his remarkable 70-year career. We thank him for his vision, his pioneering spirit, his steadfast determination, and the enduring legacy he leaves to the companies he founded and countless people he has impacted. We are grateful that he will serve as Chairman Emeritus and know he will continue to provide valued counsel to both companies.”

Keep refreshing….

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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