A mouse killed the fox

In a move at once unsurprising and highly symbolic, the Walt Disney Company is dropping the “Fox” brand from the 21st Century Fox assets it acquired last March, Variety has learned. The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox Searchlight Pictures will become simply Searchlight Pictures…

Those logos won’t be dramatically altered, just updated. The most notable change is that the word “Fox” has been removed from the logo marks. Otherwise, the signature elements — swirling klieg lights, monolith, triumphal fanfare — will remain the same…

As one insider puts it, “I think the Fox name means Murdoch, and that is toxic.”

I’ll second that emotion.

One thought on “A mouse killed the fox

  1. Toxicologist says:

    “Fox News Apologizes For Infographic That Showed Stock Market Gains After Martin Luther King Assassination, Other Moments Racial Unrest” https://deadline.com/2020/06/fox-news-graphic-martin-luther-king-apologizes-1202952763/
    Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, wrote, “This is how they mourn the loss of black men at #FoxNews – by how much the stock market goes up. What. The. Hell!”
    Meanwhile: The phrase “Attack and Dethrone God” caught the imagination of Twitter Friday night after it was included in a graphic on the Fox News show The Ingraham Angle.
    As outrage was spreading over a Fox News graphic that depicted stock market performance after the killings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Brown, and George Floyd, as well as the Rodney King police brutality verdict, another Fox News freeze-frame was being roundly mocked on the social media site as well.
    The graphic in question is from a segment in which host Laura Ingraham interviewed author Terrie Turchie, who equated the current unrest over the killing of George Floyd with the 60’s Weather Underground.
    During the segment, Ingraham read along with a graphic that claimed part of the group’s mission was to “Attack and Dethrone God” — a phrase that does not appear in the manifesto Turchie cited. https://www.mediaite.com/news/watch-heres-the-fox-news-segment-that-made-attack-and-dethrone-god-trend-on-twitter/

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