August 30, 2017
Fox News's parent company announced that it has pulled the channel off the air in Britain, thanks to low ratings. “It averages only a few thousand viewers across the day,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement provided to CNN.
The channel was regularly criticized for breaching Britain's strict television code.
U.K. media regulator Ofcom has in recent years criticized Fox News for breaching the British TV code several times.
Mythical No Go Zone meme invented by FOX TV, Racism Against Muslims
Steve Emerson had told Justice With Judge Jeanine host Jeanine Pirro that the British city of Birmingham was "totally Muslim," calling it a place "where non-Muslims just simply don't go in."
Even then-Prime Minister David Cameron got involved, saying that Emerson was "clearly an idiot." Fox News apologized days later for the "serious factual error," while Emerson himself later acknowledged that he had made a "terrible error."
British Prime Minister David Cameron ripped Emerson as only an old Etonian can: "When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fools' Day. This guy’s clearly a complete idiot." Emerson apologized, but other Fox personalities repeated variations on the theme, and eventually Fox issued on-air corrections on both Fox & Friends and Justice With Judge Jeanne.
Daniel Pipes publicly regrets using the phrase. (The truth is more nuanced, and the phrase spreads a false impression.)
Why seek the truth ? It gets in the way of a slanted story!
"As a propagandist, my task is to spread the meme and not to sweat the nuances. Nuances can be argued about and nailed down by scholars in the centuries after Islam—as a culture, a political ideology, and a religion—is totally destroyed. We don’t have the luxury for such finicky scholasticism right now."
"Finicky scholasticism" or, you know, what we might call reality-based discussion. Don't sweat the small stuff?
Fuck following legal guidelines of a foreign country!
"Following a careful investigation, we found that Fox News breached broadcasting rules by showing a discussion about the EU referendum while the polls were open on the day of the referendum."
Fox News fell afoul of U.K. TV rules on the day of the referendum when it aired pro-Brexit views on business and finance flagship show Your World With Neil Cavuto. Under U.K. rules, networks are not allowed to talk about or analyze election and referendum issues during the time polls are open for voting. The polls were open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. London time that day, and the show aired at 9 p.m.
Running a campaign for Trump using FOX TV
Reverberations of Kelly-Anne Conway creature cheerleading Roy Moore
She's (Kellyanne Conway) is standing In front of the White House. It seems pretty clear she was appearing in her official capacity when she advocated against a candidate. This is at least as clear a violation of 5 U.S.C. § 7323(a)(1) as OSC identified with regard to Castro."
Fuck fair and balanced! No one loyal FOX TV is in favor of that cunt, Clinton.
There are defining rules applied to television stations, concerning the election of a president-
FOX TV news defined themselves as anti- Clinton
"Trump calling her refugee plan "insane" and a claims that she was "the queen of corruption" and "reckless and crooked." And Ofcom said that the episodes included "various statements that could be described as supporting the policies of Donald Trump," including Hannity listing positive things Trump would do if elected."
The majority of opinions voiced were Pro-Trump.
Fuck ethics! There is money to be made!
Infomercials disguised as editorials. FOX tv info-tainment personalities hawk their goods, and fleece the viewers.
U.K. TV code doesn't keep networks from offering and promoting goods and services that may be of interest to viewers, it says that advertising and programming must be distinct. "Although the segment was presented and classed as programming, it did not detract from it being akin to advertising," Ofcom ruled. "More should have been done to make the differentiation between editorial and advertising, and the failure to do so was a material breach" of Britain's TV code.
One America News Network gives FOX TV a Democrat-Free article source. No Left Wing allowed!
Tomi Lahren, the fiery, right wing provocateur who got her start at OAN when she was just 22-years-old. She reportedly applied for an internship and instead was given her own show.
Since then Lahren has moved on to Glenn Beck's conservative channel, TheBlaze, and got a lot of attention when she clashed with "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah on a recent episode of the nightly Comedy Central show.
One America’s owner, Robert Herring Sr., a millionaire who made his money printing circuit boards, has directed his channel to push Trump’s candidacy, scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, and steer away from the new president’s troubles, according to more than a dozen current and former producers, writers and anchors, as well as internal emails from Herring and his top news executives.
Why was the final decision made, to pull FOX TV ?
The Sky network would never be owned by the Murdoch conglomeration.
With 21st Century Fox pulling the plug on Fox News in the U.K., where pay TV giant Sky had been carrying its U.S. version for more than a decade, the network once again made headlines.
America allowed Rupert Murdoch to purchase multiple media outlets, and to invest in multiple investment platforms. Britain was not so quick to allow Murdoch to dominate. The cell-phone scandal exhibited reason to protect the public from Murdoch.
Ofcom asked two questions in its investigation of Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky. First, would the deal concentrate too much media under Rupert Murdoch’s control? Second, is Fox committed to the required editorial standards, such as accuracy and impartial news coverage.
SKY News is a 24-hour, international channel that has been on air for 28 years and is said to reach more than 107 million homes in 138 countries
(gsgs comment- Just what the world at large needs- a false impression of what America supports. As if Russia's interference with American elections does not give the false impression, that America is so terribly grotesque and twisted, that we wanted him to lead the USA.)
I’ve praised Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, for doing the right thing and referring 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky to the Competition and Markets Authority – a decision I don’t believe the Murdochs expected for one moment. Maybe she – like Corbyn – feels liberated by the election result. If the Murdoch papers can’t deliver on their side of the bargain for the Tories, why should she bend over backwards to do what they want, instead of following due process?"
"I still believe we need to see part two of the Leveson inquiry – promised in 2011 by all political parties – to look into the extent of unlawful and improper conduct within News Group and other media organisations. I hope the Conservative party can show that it’s no longer in the business of doing deals with the Murdochs, and get on with it."
Tom Watson MP is deputy leader of the Labour party
Setting out the scope for their investigation last month, the CMA said that it would aim to ensure diversity of viewpoints that are available and consumed, and prevent any one media owner or voice having too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda.
It is concerned the takeover would give Mr Murdoch, who has long been one of the most influential media barons in the UK, too much control of the British media.