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ICYMI: A Miserable Week for Moguls
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Happy Sunday everyone.
It’s Richard, riding solo today, as Janice is off on a well-deserved vacation (in case you missed our almost-news).
Anyway, this week felt like all Zaslav, all the time, from the continuing Flash fallout to the TCM massacre. (Barbie now must bear the weight of a studio upon her tanned shoulders.)
At the other end of Burbank, the picture isn’t much rosier, as Bob Iger has found the second time around not necessarily sweeter. On the pod, Elaine Low, Sean McNulty and I debate: which mogul has got it worse? Bob or David? Give a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.
You can read the transcript here.
Beyond that, I wrote a couple columns about the various Warners tribulations and the broken media narratives around them. I looked at the Flash Flop Detectives — the many media savants searching for answers amidst the wreckage, pointing fingers every which way:
And earlier in the week I asked: How do you solve a problem like David? More specifically: How do you solve a problem like David’s PR woes? Some friendly suggestions offered in this column:
Meanwhile, as SAG prepares to announce the results of its talks, we’ll be standing by as news breaks. If you don’t already, subscribe to Strikegeist, our free newsletter on this year’s labor tumult, for all the latest.
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