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How Murdoch Runs Fox News, in His Own (Often Terse) Words


In late 2020, Rupert Murdoch was holed up in the English countryside with his now ex-wife, far from Fox News headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. The pandemic seclusion left him “bored,” he recently said in a deposition, with little to do “but write stupid emails.”Those “stupid emails” now make up an extraordinary paper trail that has exposed the inner workings of Mr. Murdoch’s Fox media empire, revealing how he shapes coverage at his newspapers and cable networks and interacts with some of the most powerful figures in the Republican Party.People who have worked with Mr. Murdoch said he never did much of his most important business over email. He preferred whenever possible to convey his wishes in person. But the pande …

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