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Viral Video: WSJ and NYT Get Taiwan CGI Treatment–Including a Shark Fin for Rupe!

BoomTown truly believes the editors over at Next Media Animation are speaking a news language of the future.

Here is the Taiwanese CGI news unit’s genius take on the ongoing media battle between the New York Times (NYT) and The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corp. (NWS), in the New York market.

It features News Corp. kingpin Rupert Murdoch with a shark fin and helicopters, NYT CEO Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr. with a big red “cut jobs” button and even a “West Side Story”-inspired Jets vs. Sharks face-off.

Like I said–genius from NMA:

(Full disclosure: The shark-finned News Corp. also owns this site.)


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