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Comcast Sneaks Past Fox in 'Stratospheric' $39B Buy

Telecom giant will be the new owner of Sky News

(Newser) - Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered what the Wall Street Journal calls the "stratospheric" price of $22.58 per share for Sky, the equivalent...

Reporter: Sorry for Snooping in MH17 Baggage

'We really shouldn't be doing this, I suppose,' Colin Brazier of Sky News said

(Newser) - A set of keys and a toothbrush may seem like innocuous, everyday items, but they become sacred when they belong to the dead. So when Sky News reporter Colin Brazier was caught during a live broadcast yesterday riffling through the personal effects—toothbrush and keys among them—of one of...

Sky News: We Hacked 'in the Public Interest'

Channel is yet another Murdoch outlet to cop to the practice

(Newser) - But we broke the law for the good of the people! That is, indeed, Sky News' defense. Rupert Murdoch's channel today admitted to twice authorizing its reporters to hack into computers, a potentially embarrassing revelation that could further dent the media tycoon's hope of acquiring full control over...

News Corp Wins Approval for BSkyB Deal; Sky News to Be Spun Off
 Brits OK Murdoch Mega TV Deal 

Brits OK Murdoch Mega TV Deal

News Corp to buy BSkyB, spin off Sky News

(Newser) - The British government has given the green light to Rupert Murdoch's biggest deal in the nation for decades. Murdoch's News Corp will be allowed to increase its stake in pay-TV giant British Sky Broadcasting from 39.1% to 100%, on the condition that it spin off its Sky News subsidiary...

I Agree With Beck—Obama's Racist: Murdoch
 I Agree With 
 Racist: Murdoch 


I Agree With Beck—Obama's Racist: Murdoch

Asked about Beck brouhaha, News Corp. chairman is unrepentant

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch backed his host over his advertisers in a Sky News interview last weekend, saying Glenn Beck probably shouldn't have called President Obama a racist on the air some months back, but what he said was right. Asked about the Fox host's assertion that Obama made racist comments during...

Why Murdoch Must Fire Glenn Beck
 Why Murdoch Must 
 Fire Glenn Beck 

Why Murdoch Must Fire Glenn Beck

Offensive as the Fox News host is, the bottom line is the bottom line

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch will eventually fire Glenn Beck from Fox News, though not directly because of "his continued assault on the president," writes Ben Cohen. True, Beck's "remarkable slew of accusations and innuendo does not reflect well on the network," but arguments about politics miss the point:...

Brown, Labour Fuming After Murdoch Backs Conservatives

(Newser) - Gordon Brown is livid and his colleagues in the Labour Party are ripping up copies of the Sun in public after Rupert Murdoch ended 12 years of support and backed Conservative David Cameron this week. “We don't need an Australian-American coming to our country with a paper that has...

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