Sky has Axed Fox News

#1
Sky stops broadcasting rightwing US channel Fox News in UK

Just for info Sky has decided to axe Fox news as of today and it has now been removed from the channel list

Personally, even though I fully acknowledge the partisan nature of their reporting, I am disappointed. In recent months, I have often watched it to try to get some balance to the reporting I see on the BBC and the likes of CNN.

It has amazed me what is deliberately not being reported (eg American Stock Market at its highest, illegal immigration massively down, reduction in unemployment and business growth and expansion) or the emphasis/slant the likes of the BBC reporters have been putting on stories regarding Trump.

Don't get me wrong, I dont particularly like Fox News nor Trump BUT I do want to know what is really going on in the world without the BBC or CNN translating it for me in the manner they think I should be told. Strangely enough, even though the reporting was clearly biased, Fox always had a gobby and opinionated Democrat on their panels putting the other point of view in to the debate and to lambast Trump - not something I've seen on CNN or the BBC!
 
#3
damn they had some very fit birds on there it was like news porn
 

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#4
Sky - Murdoch.
Fox News -Murdoch.

Fox News not making advertising revenue/not popular with viewers/UK audiences less monochromatic.

Binned by Sky. Economic pragmatism.
 

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Or if one were more cynical:
The decision came as Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, is set to return her verdict on whether to ask the competition regulator to launch an investigation into the Murdochs’ adherence to broadcasting standards in the UK as part of an inquiry into Fox’s £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky.
 

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Not binned on content grounds, removed purely to lack of interest and uk audience. They'll be happy to give the slot to another paying customer which won't be costing Murdoch money. .
 
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It has amazed me what is deliberately not being reported (eg American Stock Market at its highest, illegal immigration massively down...
Much like the "BBC not reporting FTSE100 at all-time high after Brexit announcement!", it's not quite what it seems.

Many of the big firms that make up the FTSE100 (and have a big effect on the NASDAQ and certain Dow Jones indexes) are multinationals; and make a lot of their profits abroad. If the exchange rate drops suddenly, those foreign profits are worth a lot more of the pounds that the "value" of the firm (and its share price) is quoted at on the Stock Exchange. So; pound drops, FTSE100 rises. Pound rises, FTSE100 falls.

The same applies to the dollar vs. other currencies. You may have noticed the Euro reaching a high against the dollar recently; any US firms with a big wedge of EMEA business now look rather good. Likewise, if the dollar drops (say, because Trump does something even more muppetlike) the Dow Jones sees a rise.

The companies don't have to change - they haven't necessarily taken on more employees, created any more widgets, become more efficient. In that sense, it's not newsworthy - it's just that they've seen their profits reported using a better exchange rate.
 
#15
damn they had some very fit birds on there it was like news porn
Fit bird and two old, rich, misogynistic guys.... there is a xxx genre for that, somewhere
 

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