Murdoch wants Sky News to be more like rightwing Fox

Owen Gibson, media correspondent
Saturday November 24 2007
The Guardian

The media mogul Rupert Murdoch has said he wants Sky News to become
more like his rightwing US network Fox News, and revealed the extent
of his editorial grip on his British newspapers to a House of Lords

The communications committee, chaired by Lord Fowler, toured the US
in September to meet media executives, regulators and consumer groups
as part of an inquiry into media ownership. Their conversations were
made public yesterday in detailed minutes.

Murdoch said he wanted Sky News, which has confounded cynics by
maturing into a well-funded and award-winning 24-hour news operation,
to be more like Fox News to make it “a proper alternative to the BBC”.

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