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Political Bias
August 4, 2016

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Political Bias

August 4, 2016

John, the common thread that links The Times, The Sun and Sky TV is one Rupert Murdoch. He alone directed the Sun's now notorious switch of political allegiance from Labour to the Tories after a bust up with Blair. Later allegations about supposed shenanigans between Blair and Murdoch's then Chinese wife notwithstanding! Brown's attempts to woo Murdoch back into the Labour fold failed and political pundits credit the Sun's support for the Tories as a significant factor in their recent resurgence since then. That aside, I believe Murdoch is the major single shareholder in Sky, I don't know now if he managed to buy the 60 percent of their shares he was after to bolster the 40percent he already owned in 2015 but he certainly was looking to acquire them. Murdoch as you know owns the Sun and The Times and he is an outspoken, almost fanatical, supporter of Brexit! He closely controls the main editorial thrust of all his media outlets so if  SKY really IS  spouting anti Brexit leanings then either I am wrong about Murdoch holding a controlling interest in SKY or he is playing one of his now (in)famous political games OR he is more interested in his new wife, the erstwhile Mrs Mick Jagger! At his age I am surmising his energy levels might be stretched to breaking point balancing so many strenuous activities!!


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