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Response to ratchiweenie (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:45 PM

14. That's why bunny me

was doing the pancake on my head trick.

I had no idea that this was even in the cards after all the hoops they jumped through to separate things out!

Trying to do a back-of-envelope timeline -

  • 2005 - Murdoch buys the rest of Fox from shareholders

  • 2013 - News Corp. splits into two (Entertainment and Publishing)

  • 2017 - 2019 - News Corp. sells off some stuff

  • For Disney, this means a trove of new assets, 20th Century Fox film and TV studios, an additional 30% stake in Hulu, cable channels FX and National Geographic, and Indian media conglomerate Star India. For Fox, it means a new company, Fox Corporation, which includes Fox News channel and Fox’s broadcast network.


    he is giving up the Fox film and TV studios responsible for the box-office blockbusters Titanic and Avatar as well as hits such as The Simpsons, cable channels including FX and National Geographic, a 39% Sky stake and India’s Star network.

  • 2022 (October) - Float of merging entities

  • The merger would combine Murdoch’s Fox News and TMZ assets with News Corp’s newspaper and online news operations, including the Times and the Sun in the UK, the Wall Street Journal and New York Post in the US, and the Australian.

    So this latest business idea was put out there AFTER the Dominion/Smartmatic suits but would have been "in the news" right in the heart of the 2022 election here, conveniently drowned out by the RW noise machine's "Democrats in Disarray®", "Red Tsunami®", "Libs to be shellacked" narratives.

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