“Wait a Minute, Succession Is Real!”: CNN’s Long-Awaited Murdoch Saga Is Finally Getting Its Network Debut (By Joe Pompeo and Vanity Fair)

 

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“Wait a Minute, Succession Is Real!”: CNN’s Long-Awaited Murdoch Saga Is Finally Getting Its Network Debut (By Joe Pompeo and Vanity Fair)

Once slated for CNN… 

 I asked the duo what they think viewers will take away from Empire of Influence that they haven’t already seen or heard or read in the prolific canon of Murdochology. “It really braids the story of the family and the story of the empire into a single narrative,” said Mahler. “I also think it gives you a unique sense of the global sweep of the empire and its influence. There have been plenty of stories about phone hacking, the Murdochs’ influence in Australia and the UK, and of course Fox News. But to have them all stitched together into one big, sweeping narrative—you’re seeing how he accumulates power, and you’re watching him wield that power to accumulate more power. Seeing that gives it a different kind of force.”

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