Rupert Murdoch

Karen Bradley Stands Up To The Murdochs - But Has Ofcom Lost Its Bottle?

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Steven Barnett

It's rare to see any cabinet minister being warmly congratulated by her opposition shadow in the House of Commons. On matters involving Rupert Murdoch, it is virtually unprecedented. Governments of all shades in Britain have an almost unbroken record of abject surrender when it comes to tackling the sprawling expansion of Murdoch's media empire.

Rupert Murdoch-Owned Sky Makes Snap Decision To Take Fox News Off Air In UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has poured scorn on Sky’s snap decision to take Fox News off air in the UK. 21st Century Fox, owned by media mogul ...

James Murdoch's Brutal Rebuke Of Trump Over Charlottesville Is Awkward For Fox News

HuffPost | James Martin | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK

James Murdoch, the younger son of Fox News founder and acting CEO Rupert Murdoch, has come out swinging against President Donald Trump’s response to...

Rupert Murdoch's Sky Bid To Be Investigated Over Fears He's Becoming Too Powerful

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

The Government has said it will refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky to a further inquiry because of concerns over ...

Tom Watson Asks Theresa May If Rupert Murdoch Influenced Her Cabinet Reshuffle

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tom Watson has written to Theresa May to ask whether Rupert Murdoch had any influence over her cabinet reshuffle. The deputy Labour leader has asked t...

How Byline Festival Plans To Fight Back Against Fake News

Peter Jukes | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK
Peter Jukes

With the hollowing out and decline of traditional news outlets, and weaponised misinformation and fake news causing havoc during the Brexit referendum and election of Donald Trump, every citizen will have to step up to fight the post truth authoritarian world in which will to power and propaganda trumps informed debate and evidence. We can't all become citizen journalists, but we're all going to have to become citizen editors and community fact checkers.

Murdoch Bid For Sky Hit By Explosive Link To Disgraced Fox Host Bill O'Reilly

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

Regulators investigating Rupert Murdoch’s bid to takeover Sky have heard first hand the claims of alleged sexual harassment by Fox News host Bill O...

The Frankie Boyle Column The Guardian Wouldn’t Publish Because Of This Rupert Murdoch Joke

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK

Frankie Boyle’s preoccupation with the quality of Rupert Murdoch’s sperm has apparently seen another of his columns rejected by the Guardian. It...

The 5 Most Batsh*t Moments From Donald Trump Land This Week (For Brits)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

OK, we’re 23 days in but the pace of Donald Trump’s presidency has not slowed one jot. The Muslim ban is still a thing, John Bercow is in trouble ...

Ed Miliband Demands Ofcom Confirm 'Urgent' Inquiry Into Rupert Murdoch BSKYB Bid

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Ofcom has been warned the attempted takeover of BSKYB by Rupert Murdoch is a defining test of “its capacity and strength as a regulator”, amid the...

Rupert Murdoch Sat In On Gove's Controversial Trump Interview

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

Michael Gove’s controversial Times interview with Donald Trump has taken a further twist, with revelations the newspaper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch, ...

Trump: Murdoch Pulls The Strings

Ian Kirby | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Ian Kirby

But Mr Murdoch had an ace up his sleeve - The Times' global reputation and an interviewer who was one of the few people President Trump would see as more than a mere journalist - a politician who helped orchestrate the Brexit victory.

Ed Miliband Savages Rupert Murdoch And Demands His Sky Bid Is Rejected

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband challenging the govt to prove they can 'stand up' to the powerful over the Fox proposed takeover of Sky— Marg...

The Waugh Zone December 20, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, December 20… 1) PURE MAY-BELIEVE There’s no Cabinet today and word in Whitehall is that’s bec...

4 Reasons Why People Really Don't Want Murdoch To Buy Sky

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is set to take complete control of Sky after it reached a £11.7 billion agreement with the broadcaster. Politicia...

PM Pressed To Reveal Details Of Murdoch Meeting Ahead Of BSKYB Bid

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been asked to reveal whether she has discussed with Rupert Murdoch his new bid to takeover BSKYB. On Friday the billionaire’s 21st C...

Former BBC Head Urges May To Resist Murdoch's Sky Takeover Bid

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK

A former chairman of the BBC has challenged Theresa May to resist Rupert Murdoch’s attempts to takeover Sky. Sir Michael Lyons has urged the governm...

Rupert Murdoch's Sky Takeover Attempt Should Be Investigated, Vince Cable Urges

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch’s latest takeover bid for broadcaster Sky should be investigated, former deputy Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said. Althoug...

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Bids To Take Over Sky

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK

Broadcaster Sky has received a takeover approach from US media giant 21st Century Fox, the company has said. The takeover follows a previous high-prof...

Private Eye's Ian Hislop Hits Out At Michael Gove Going Back To Work For His Old Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Michael Gove’s relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch should be investigated after the ex-minister returned to work at The Times, Ian Hislop h...

Lily Slams The Sun, Labelling Notting Hill 'Collapse' Story 'A Hatchet Job'

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Lily Allen has hit out at Rupert Murdoch and The Sun, labelling their story which alleged she collapsed at Notting Hill Carnival a “hatchet job”. ...

We Will Never Forget, Brexiteers!

Nick Taussig | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Taussig

Gove, Farage, Johnson, Duncan Smith, Murdoch, Dacre and other Brexiteers... I will not forget the consequences of your actions, my sons will not forget, other sick children will not forget, and their parents will not forget. I hope you realise in time what you have done.

Lily Allen Probably Won't Be Invited Back After Filming Farage And Murdoch At A Party

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

People were amused by Lily Allen's reaction after she found herself at a garden party with some rather controversial guests. On Sunday, the singer twe...

Alastair Campbell Just Instructed Kelvin MacKenzie To ‘F**k Off’ Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has fallen prey to the wrath of Alastair Campbell, after admitting he regretted voting for Brexit. MacKenzie, who n...

Brexit Is ‘Wonderful’ And Donald Trump Is ‘Very Able’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has reportedly compared the Brexit result to a “prison break” freeing the British people, and described it as “wonderful.” The ...