Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UK Skins The Fox!

Donald J. Trump's favorite network is banned in the United Kingdom.
This is not fake news.

The 21st Century Fox Group pulled it's Fox News partnership with SkyTV.

The conservative network is no longer on televisions in the United Kingdom.

Rupert Murdoch, the Australian-American billionaire/media mogul and his sons James and Lachlan cite poor ratings for the removal. Because of the unceremonious firing of Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News Channel is struggling to stay afloat.

So if you're living or visiting the Brits and you want your daily fix of conservative agitation, you might want to find it on social media or SiriusXM. The network that brought you The Specialists, Special Report, The Story, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five and "Softball" Hannity will no longer be available.

According to The Guardian, which first reported this, it was noted that less than 2,000 viewers tuned in to the far right agitation of the likes of Tucker Carlson and Sean "Softball" Hannity.

Murdoch wants to purchase Sky and have full control of its content. The Brits are cautious about this.

With the scandals inside the building and their unrepentant support of Donald J. Trump, the Brits may consider the deal a risky move.

Also in the United Kingdom, you can't broadcast political opinion programs without factual proof.

The firing of O'Reilly over sexual harassment led to the unceremonious firing of others. The fall of Fox News started from Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against the network's founder Roger Ailes.

She said that Ailes would say offensive things about women, minorities, Muslims and the competition. Carlson recorded a conversation between her and Ailes in which he asked to sleep with her in order to get a renewed contract. That recording is still sealed from the public.

The Murdochs had to fire Ailes out the cannon. They didn't want the bad publicity. It lead to the dominoes falling. With Ailes gone, it lead to the cannon firing of Stacey Dash, Bob Beckel, George Will, and Greta Van Susteren. It lead to lawsuits from Kristen Powers, Tamera Holder, Andrea Tantaros, Kelly Wright, and Rod Wheeler. Fox News placed Charles Payne and Eric Bolling in the freezer. They're going to be fired out the cannon soon.

It also lead to the departure of Megyn Kelly.

The lineup was shaken up and the damage to the network was bad.

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