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Murdoch’s Big Lie and Putin at the Gates

Rupert Murdoch
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Julia Ioffe
November 23, 2021

As we head into my favorite and most problematic American holiday, Thanksgiving, I just want to say thanks to all of you. You keep our dream of revolutionizing media humming cheerfully into the future, and I know all my colleagues at Puck are thankful, too. This week, which is short enough to allow me a couple days in the kitchen to help cook a labor-intensive meal that will be eaten in 15 minutes—more on that in my weekly email, which you can subscribe to here—I wanted to answer some more reader questions. I love doing these, and I would strongly encourage you to send me more at My inbox is always open. 

As the Times’ Ben Smith reported, two Fox News contributors recently quit over Tucker Carlson’s latest antics. What does Establishment D.C. think? Is this grandstanding or something more serious?