After Buffalo, Will Corporate America Turn Against the Murdochs and Fox News?

The Intercept
May 21, 2022

If your anger at Fox News is directed toward Tucker Carlson, you’re focusing on the symptom rather than the cause of what’s wrong. It is the Murdoch family, which owns Fox News, that’s the biggest advocate in America for the “great replacement theory.”

It’s right ...  (Read more)

As Trump Is Defeated, the Murdochs Try to Dodge Backlash for Fox News

The Intercept
November 6, 2020

A BEHIND-THE-SCENES STRUGGLE that could determine the extent of post-election violence in America is breaking into the open, but it’s not at the White House or inside the GOP. It is within the billionaire Murdoch family, the owners of Fox News.

On Friday morning, ...  (Read more)

HBO’s “Succession” Is a Masterful Demolition of the Absurdity and Cruelty of Our 1 Percent Overlords

The Intercept
August 10, 2019

If you had to sum up decades of financial dystopia in America, you could go with the phrase “Money wins.” The accumulation of insane amounts of wealth by the 1 percent has flattened in its path everything else: the interests of ordinary people and the planet, as well ...  (Read more)

The Problem at Fox News Is Not Just Tucker Carlson — It’s the Murdochs Who Own the Network

The Intercept
July 10, 2019

Yes, let’s get furious once again at Tucker Carlson, who has broadcast another segment of racist bilge at Fox News. But let’s not stop there.

In a widely circulated clip that’s getting justifiably walloped by journalists who are not admirers of white nationalism, ...  (Read more)

How James Murdoch Uses Philanthropy to Distance Himself from the Taint of Fox News

The Intercept
June 29, 2019

The mission of Unite America is lofty. As its name implies, the little-known group wants to heal a political system that has become “more divided and dysfunctional with each election cycle.”

Its bipartisan mission is an implied critique of Fox News, which has been identified, ...  (Read more)

Being Rupert Murdoch: How the Founder of Fox News Spreads His Brand of Destruction

The Intercept
April 25, 2019

RUPERT MURDOCH HOLDS a knife in his hand. He sits in a posh restaurant, praising the virtues of doing as he pleases.
“I like moving around, never in one place long enough,” he says, a napkin tucked into his collar to catch the drippings from a nearly raw steak he ...  (Read more)

How Lachlan Murdoch Went From Studying Philosophy to Exploiting White Nationalism at Fox News

The Intercept
March 30, 2019

In 1994, a philosophy student at Princeton University submitted a senior thesis that began with a famous passage from Lord Byron, the romantic poet. The passage reflected the student’s apparent uncertainty about who he was and what he would become after college.

Between ...  (Read more)

Fox News Is Poisoning America. Rupert Murdoch and His Heirs Should Be Shunned.

The Intercept
November 4, 2018

IN THE EARLY 1990s, some of the smartest people resisting Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic worked out of a chaotic office in the center of Belgrade. The office was filled with a haze of cigarette smoke, ringing phones answered with shouts, off-kilter desks scarred ...  (Read more)