More from Michael Wolff
Michael Wolff on the CBS-Viacom Tug-of-War and Why Ownership Matters
Shari Redstone ultimately controls both media companies and, like Rupert Murdoch before her, she (and not Leslie Moonves) ultimately will determine the future of a merged film and TV empire.
Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Diaries: What the Media Still Gets Wrong About Trump
The best-selling author and columnist's end-run around Washington’s "bureaucracy media" caught lemming-like journalists (and the White House) unaware. Now, as the president implodes, the mainstream press continues to misreport reality because “everybody is desperate for their piece of Trump — and the opportunity is now!"
“You Can’t Make This S— Up”: My Year Inside Trump’s Insane White House
Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming chaos he witnessed while reporting what turned into a new book.
Michael Wolff: Why Rupert’s Really Splitting Up the Family Business
When the media titan unloads the bulk of Fox to Disney rather than letting it pass to his heirs, it proves he has always had a favorite Murdoch — himself.
Michael Wolff: Big Media’s Only Strategy? Scale for Scale’s Sake
Disney's bid for Fox and AT&T's push for Time Warner reveal a Death Star theory of media, but what if bigger isn't always better?
Michael Wolff: How AT&T Misplayed Trump’s Team (and the Media Business)
After almost a year of review,? everybody seems suddenly gobsmacked that the Justice Department had serious reservations about ?the $85 billion Time Warner merger.
Michael Wolff: What’s Behind the Murdochs’ Sudden Sale Talks With Disney
Beyond the urge for scale may be the fate of their bid for Sky television, the arrest of a Saudi investor and the more immediate need for Rupert and sons to raise cash to possibly take their company private.
Michael Wolff: Who Wins and Loses in Media’s Great Pivot to Video
Digital media's latest shift away from words reveals the same old obsession: Steal some of TV's $70 billion ad pot. Can even Facebook succeed amid a tsunami of new content?
Michael Wolff: Lessons Learned From Roger Ailes One Year After His Fox Firing
On the anniversary of the ouster of the most influential man in conservative politics, who died in May, a legacy is revealed in Trump's anti-media venom, Rupert Murdoch's unrest and a vision that has jumped cable news to become the dominant historical current.
Michael Wolff on CNN vs. NBC News: Who Will Win the Trump Tug-of-War?
With a post-Roger Ailes Fox News virtually sidelined, "lucky bystanders" Jeff Zucker and Andy Lack are two veterans feasting on a breaking-news buffet with record MNSBC ratings and Megyn Kelly making headlines.
Michael Wolff at Roger Ailes’ Funeral: Loyalists Celebrate in an “Act of Defiance”
On the day Ailes died, Rupert Murdoch had been advised that a condolence call to Ailes’ wife would not be well received.
Michael Wolff on Roger Ailes’ Final Days and a Complicated Murdoch Relationship
The Fox News exec understood the intensity of the unhappiness and anger in another America that liberal media people are only now waking up to with Donald Trump.