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A woman walks past the Time Warner Center near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York on July 16, 2014.
A woman walks past the Time Warner Center near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York on July 16, 2014.
(ADREES LATIF/REUTERS)

Listen to Rupert Murdoch’s muzzled minorities

Time Warner shareholders pondering whether to surrender to Rupert Murdoch would be well advised to listen to the media mogul’s muzzled minorities.

Most Twenty-First Century Fox believers are relegated to owning non-voting stock in the entertainment conglomerate, the same second-tier paper on offer as part of the $80-billion takeover bid for the owner of HBO, CNN and Warner Bros. studios. Despite broad investor overlap in the two companies, the record shows a clear distaste for Murdoch’s imperialism.