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In Britain most newspapers are very biased usually leaning well to the right, but our TV stations by large occupy the centre ground (maybe leaning a little one way or another), though politicans frequently accuse the BBC of leaning in a particular direction, its usually without foundation.

Likewise, over the year Ive seen chunks of coverage by a few American Networks, and again like their British counterparts, they seem to hover somewhere around the centre.

But I saw Fox News recently and was amazed. REALLY right wing, full of opinion pieces disguised as news. Any number of times I wanted to throw stuff at the screen. Maybe its Murdoch's influence...though his Sky News in Britian is more moderate...his tabloid papers here like The Sun and The News of the World are very much from the Fox News school of dubious right wing comment.

Murdoch seems to own half the world, and no one does anything about him, because of fear of his array of media outlets.
 

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Fear of Murdoch's media outlets? When is the last time you heard ANYONE in the media criticize AOL as crap, like nearly every single person on the Net does. Might have something to do with TIME magazine, ABC, CNN, WTBS, TNT, and I think maybe ESPN all being owned by said joke of a company. Along with a couple thousand other media outlets I don't know off the top.
 

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The key point here is the sheer amount of influence Murdoch carries across the globe. Certainly his media outlets, particular his newspapers all lean right...often in a big way.

In Britian he part owns the biggest Sat.TV station, National Newspapers, Stakes in several football clubs, (including my own team) and on and on...this is similar elsewhere in the world too.

He is anti- Euro and he owns the biggest selling tabloid and Broadsheet papers in Britian. They reflect his often rabidly anti-Europe agenda. Part of the reason the government will not go for a referndum on joing the Euro is becuase it knows with Murdoch's guns ranged against them its chances of success would go from slim to zero.

It can't be healthy for one individual, a non-European, with a vehemently anti-European agenda all his own, to hold such influence over fundemental government policy.

But no one dare take him on, for obvious reasons.

Fox News is the TV equivilent of The Sun in Britain...reactionary, dumb, more propaganda than news. Trash TV.
 
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