Succession and Murdoch family
Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in Succession. Photograph by Claudette Barius/HBO

Fox News and News Corp. vs. ATN and Waystar Royco

Matthew Mcfadyen, Dagmara Dominczyk in Succession. Photograph by Macall B. Polay/HBO

The comparisons between the Murdoch’s corporation, News Corp., and the Roy’s corporation, Waystar Royco, are so obvious that they go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: They’re both multi-billion dollar media portfolios known for foreign-born owners and right-wing news assets.

Succession‘s Waystar-owned ATN is often compared to News Corp.-owned Fox News because both are extremely Republican-leaning and unpopular with Democrats. Remember that fiery spat with Bernie Sanders-adjacent liberal political candidate Gil Eavis at ATN on Succession? Yeah, it’s like that.

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