The US broadcaster Fox News has been beset by claims of sexual harassment and mismanagement. And now one of the women who claims she was harassed says 21st Century Fox's £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky shouldn't go ahead. Dr Wendy Walsh argues it would bring the wrong "Culture" to UK broadcasting, but 21st Century Fox insists it's made fundamental changes following the allegations regarding Fox News. Ref. Source 6c.
I think we need to see a lot more evidence before we believe Fox has undergone fundamental changes to its culture. Now, I don't know that stopping it from acquiring Sky is necessary, but I would certainly think a bit of investigating is required.
Only this time, Trump directed his unhappiness at Fox News, singling out a pair of reporters from his seemingly favorite news outlet for their coverage of the border wall and recent partial government shutdown, assessing that John Roberts and Gillian Turner have “less understanding” than “fake news” reporters from other media organizations. Source 6b.
Media mogul Murdoch will step aside in November. Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan is set to become the sole chairman of Fox Corporation and News Corp after his father makes his official departure from both companies in November. Rupert Murdoch, 92, is transitioning to the title of chairman emeritus and said he was in good health when he announced the move on Thursday. Source 8z.