Rupert Murdoch addressed the annual meeting of stockholders for News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, today and took a few swipes at big tech before snubbing former President Donald Trump.
He said: “The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity. It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate.
“But that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future.”
Trump and Murdoch have been on a low-simmering feud for a few years so you can certainly expect Trump to have a response.
Chris Christie thinks that line of thought is a winner and is using it too. He said recently:
“We can no longer talk about the past and the past elections — no matter where you stand on that issue, no matter where you stand, it is over,”
“Every minute that we spend talking about 2020 — while we’re wasting time doing that, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are laying ruin to this country.
“We better focus on that and take our eyes off the rearview mirror and start looking through the windshield again.”
Rupert is busy hanging with the elite of the elite so he may not have time for a full blown feud with Trump.
Rupert Murdoch’s 90th turn around the sun was feted on Thursday night in New York City as power brokers, longtime lieutenants and family members, with a conspicuous absence, gathered at Tavern on the Green for a long-delayed dinner celebration.
Murdoch, one of the most influential media barons of the modern era who is executive chairman of News Corp. and Fox Corp., turned 90 on March 11, 2021.
Media titans Barry Diller and Peter Chernin, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, private equity titan Henry Kravis, Disney General Entertainment Content chief Peter Rice, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, Warner Bros.
Unscripted Television president Mike Darnell, Fox News’ Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, Fox Entertainment’s Charlie Collier, Fox TV Stations’ Jack Abernethy, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson and Fox Corp. chief financial officer Steve Tomsic were among the attendees.
Rupert Murdoch, addressing the annual meeting of stockholders for News Corp today, knocked Big Tech but also added a ding on Trump for his 2020 focus: "The current American political debate is profound, whether about education or welfare or economic opportunity…" 1/2— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 17, 2021
"It is crucial that conservatives play an active, forceful role in that debate, but that will not happen if President Trump stays focused on the past. The past is the past, and the country is now in a contest to define the future…" 2/2— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 17, 2021