The Man Who Owns The News

By Michael Wolff

This review was transcribed from a video so please pardon grammatical errors and bad writing. You can view the video here.

I have been on a business-titan book kick recently, and by titan, I’m talking about guys like John Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan, and entrepreneurs who either created or owned an industry. In today’s terms, Rupert Murdoch is one of those guys. By buying up a ton of specific media outlets, he created this industry that shapes the political agenda.

Following his business journey throughout this book was super interesting. I know about everything Rupert Murdoch owns today but not about how he got started, created Fox, or even got to America.

A lot of you guys might know him through the show, Succession. If you’re a big fan of Succession, which I’m a huge fan of, you know that the show was modeled after Rupert Murdoch and his family. I just didn’t realize how much of the show was modeled after him.

It’s exactly like what you see on the HBO show.

This book made that series a lot more interesting for me, but more than anything, it gave me a deep understanding of today’s American politics, so much of which is shaped by Fox News. But how did Fox News become Fox News? Well, this book explains that, and it’s not just Fox News. Multiple media companies owned by Rupert Murdoch shaped American politics.

Anyway, if you’re interested in politics and business, you will be interested in Rupert Murdoch. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

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