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Dual-share inequity to figure in Time Warner fight

July 16, 2014

If Rupert Murdoch wants to own the HBO-to-Looney Tunes conglomerate he needs to be willing to convert Fox into a one- share, one-vote company. The combo would be too big for a takeover anyway. The irony is that Fox’s super-votes are what give Murdoch the chutzpah to attempt a deal.

Tribune politics play into Murdoch’s hands

July 10, 2013

The idea of the conservative Koch brothers buying newspapers in pro-Obama LA and Chicago may have made Tribune’s owners wary of a sale. The chosen spinoff, however, could foreshadow a deal with newly separated News Corp, putting the tainted Murdoch in a rare white-knight role.

Can Murdoch make Chipmunks out of Na’vi?

January 6, 2010

Avatar’s $1 billion in ticket sales may garner all the headlines for News Corp’s Fox, which released the sci-fi spectacle. But the studio’s other holiday film, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”, may be more valuable to shareholders in Rupert Murdoch’s media group over the long run.