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Not a joke: Rupert Murdoch tried to buy Time Warner last month

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox broadcasting and media conglomerate made an offer for Time Warner last month which was almost immediately rebuffed, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (which Murdoch also controls and mostly owns). Despite his advanced age and recent troubles like the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Murdoch’s dangerous empire-building ambitions remain as grand as ever.