Saturday, May 25, 2024

Trump Barely Mentions Rupert Murdoch News on Social Media, Purposely Ignoring the Major Change at Fox News


Donald Trump is clearly scared of Lachlan Murdoch. And he’s afraid to say much about the news that Rupert Murdoch is stepping down from running Fox News and News Corp lest he roil one of the family members.

For the usually unbridled, edited voluble Trump this near silence is deafening. All he said about it on social media was: “Many people are saying that,”You forced Rupert Murdoch into retirement!” I do not believe this is so…”

The real Donald Trump would have reached back to various slights Murdoch had exacted on him, and what he thought of his son taking over — maybe akin to Trump and his two dolts of sons running Trump Organization.

We don’t get to see Trump walking a tightrope, or being tight lipped so this working sticking a pin in it for future reference.

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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