Rupert Murdoch

U.S. Intelligence Officials Think Wendi Deng Murdoch Is Playing Jared Kushner

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published a very heartening scoop Monday, reporting that U.S. counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner early last …

U.S. Politics

What happens when the jobs dry up in the new world? The left must have an answer

We need to address the questions raised by rapid automation, and find new ways to redistribute power<p>If modern Britain has a defining problem, it boils down to an across-the-board failure to leave the past behind. Brexit, self-evidently, is a profoundly retrogressive project, helmed by Tory …

Opinion (UK)

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive …

Journalism

Abortion campaigner says she is ‘very honoured’ by pontifical award

It is not clear whether Pope Francis was aware of Lilliane Ploumen being made a Dame in the Order of St Gregory the Great<p>The Dutch politician …

Christianity

Frum: Trump's presidency 'a serious attack on ethical norms'

Jared Kushner was reportedly warned by U.S. officials about possible attempts by Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife to use their friendship to push China's …

Politics

A look at how PE firms are trying to boost senior women

Two things to start: The $2.8bn sale of Nestlé’s US confectionery business to Italy’s Ferrero should be announced this morning, sources tell DD. …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Other Trump Book

In the summer of 2000, when I was twenty-two years old and tired of answering the telephone for George Plimpton, I moved from my native New York City …

Jeb Bush

''Seen as censorship': Richard Branson lifts Virgin Trains' ban on the Daily Mail newspaper

<b>London:</b> The billionaire Sir Richard Branson has ordered Virgin Trains in Britain to lift a ban imposed on the <i>Daily Mail</i> newspaper – a publication …

Richard Branson

Despite Syndication Slump, NATPE Offers TV Business A Dash Of Winter Warmth

As the 55th edition of NATPE begins Tuesday morning in Miami, the syndication business that long served as its heartbeat continues to show a …

Entertainment Industry

Facebook, Twitter supremos ditch Disney as biz steps on their turf

The Walt Disney Company's increasing interest in moving its shows online has forced two Silicon Valley supremos to leave the board.<p>Twitter chief exec …

Sheryl Sandberg

Trump picks fight with WSJ over interview

President Donald Trump began Sunday morning by picking a fight with the Wall Street Journal, slamming the newspaper's coverage of a sit-down interview with him for getting a word wrong.<p>"The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them “I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un” (of N. …

Donald Trump

Trump Attacks Wall Street Journal, Claiming Paper Lied About Single Word In Interview

Newspaper just wanted a FAKE NEWS story, president tweets.<p>An angry Donald Trump lashed out at The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, claiming the newspaper deliberately misquoted a single word in a 45-minute interview during its hunt for “fake news.”<p>In the latest press row, Trump insisted he said: “<i>I’d</i> …

Donald Trump

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff – digested read

‘On election night, Melania wept with despair. Now I’ll have to stay with the creep for another four years, she sobbed’<p>On a snowy January evening in 2017, disgraced head of Fox News Roger Ailes and Donald Trump’s right-hand man Steve Bannon met for dinner in a New York brownstone. “We’ve got a …

Donald Trump

What is Babe? Meet the site that published the Aziz Ansari allegation

Bringing a laptop to Saturday brunch isn't the best look. But for Eleni Mitzali, it was a necessary faux pas.<p>"I can't bring myself to be away from it …

Aziz Ansari

Sell the New York Times. Now.

And other unsolicited advice for A.G. Sulzberger.<p>The cult worship of the <i>New York Times</i> commenced not long after that day in 1896 when Adolph S. Ochs of Chattanooga, Tenn., spent a mess of borrowed money to purchase controlling ownership in the respected but failing Republican-tilting paper and …

Journalism

The Bennites’ revenge: how Jeremy Corbyn and his allies survived political exile

The Labour left never made the mistake of deferring either to Washington or to Rupert Murdoch or Paul Dacre.<p>Tony Benn, the unrivalled leader of the …

Brexit

Trump’s most consequential accomplishment so far isn’t the tax bill

The Wall Street Journal celebrated the new year with wonderful news. “We’re pleased to report that there hasn’t been a fascist coup in Washington,” announced a Jan. 1 editorial. True enough, but as two Harvard professors point out in a new book, coups are so 20th-century. Democracies perish, Steven …

Opinion

Ted Bolwell, former Toronto Star managing editor, was ‘tough as nails’

If you were a Toronto Star reporter in the mid-’70s, you knew better than to mess with Ted Bolwell, an Australian expat with the temperament of a …

Journalism

Lewandowski on Trump-adult film star report: ‘I don't know why this is a news story’

Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiABC producer reprimanded for sharing data with Trump campaign: report Trump went …

Donald Trump

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff – review

Michael Wolff’s sensational White House exposé paints Trump as a childlike nonentity sustained by our grim fascination<p>Everyone knew what was in this book before anyone had read it, and the scoops skimmed off in the pre-publication headlines are now old news. Yes, here we have Bannon’s claim that …

Donald Trump

'It was like Niagara Falls': how California's rich and poor united against a tide of mud

After wildfire and floods, nature has again taken its toll in California, from the rustic Verdugo mountains to Montecito’s celebrity homes<p>Jeanette Abney owns a big, fancy house and Elizabeth Terry rents a room in a boarding house. But this week they both ended up sleeping on cots in the same …

Niagara Falls

Trump’s War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook

Never forget: Mussolini and Hitler made their first target the press. After a year of ‘alternative facts’ you can see why.<p>Beneath the madness and the …

U.S. Politics

Murdoch’s News Corp. Warns Facebook to Avoid ‘Political’ Changes

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, will keep an eye on Facebook Inc.’s news-feed changes “for any …

Business

Women allowed to attend football in Saudi Arabia for first time

A Saudi Arabian football stadium will open its doors to women on Friday for the first time in the nation's history. DW finds out what this means to a …

Middle East

Fire And Fury doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know—and that’s why it’s important

“You’ve got the LeBron James of money laundering investigations on you, Jarvanka,” Steve Bannon yells at the apex of <i>Fire And Fury</i>, Michael Wolff’s …

Donald Trump

The big question hanging over the TV industry is whether or not anyone wants to watch sports on Facebook

• <b>When big sports deals are up in a few years, there's a chance that tech companies could get some of the rights.</b>• <b><br>But John Martin, CEO of Turner,</b> <b>thinks the TV industry is likely to hang onto valuable sports rights, despite the deep pockets of big tech.</b>• <b><br>He believes fans won't like watching sports on</b> …

Advertising

Fox News hosts defend Trump's 's***hole countries' comments: 'This is how forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar'

Fox News hosts have jumped to the defence of Donald Trump after the US President reportedly referred to El Salvador, Haiti and unspecified African …

Donald Trump

The 10 most expensive divorce settlements in history

Plenty of celebrities have been on the wrong end of a costly divorce settlement, including Paul McCartney, Madonna, Tiger Woods, and even President Donald Trump.<p>Though each of those settlements were worth tens of millions of dollars, they pale in comparison to the most expensive divorce settlements …

Business

Michael Wolff on Trump's family values

From our October 2016 issue, Michael Wolff goes behind the smoke and mirrors of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, shining a light on the …

Donald Trump

The TL:DR Guide to Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury'

As factual reporting, it's dubious, but as insight into the thinking of high-level right-wing intellectuals like Steve Bannon, it's subtle – and …

Donald Trump