– Jim Rutenburg, “When a Pillar of the Fourth Estate Rests on a Trump-Murdoch Axis,” The New York Times online, Feb. 12, 2017
CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “The ties that bind the most powerful media mogul in the world to the leader of the free world just keep getting stronger. Or, more precisely, we keep learning just how strong they are.
The question is where that leaves the rest of the world when they’re done divvying it up.
They are Rupert Murdoch — the founder of the corporate news media giants 21st Century Fox and the News Corporation — and President Trump.
The Financial Times reported the latest example of their closeness last week: that Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka was a trustee of the nearly $300 million fortune Mr. Murdoch set aside for the two children he had with his third wife, Wendi, who arranged the trusteeship.”