Fox News, the quintessential conservative news broadcasting company, was pulled off the air this week in Great Britain. Many are questioning why, as the country has been flooded by liberals in recent decades, and seems to be in dire need of conservatives.
Despite this, the news conglomerate 21st Century Fox, which owns Fox News, has just decided that it is no longer profitable to air the conservative news station in Great Britain. With London now being the acid attack capital of the world, after decades of multi-cultural brainwashing, it isn’t hard to see why.
“Fox News is focused on the US market and designed for a US audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the UK,” a 21st Century Fox representative made in a statement.
CNN reports that the “controversial,” (read: honest) news channel has been pulled off the air:
Rupert Murdoch and his sons are pulling Fox News off the air in Britain.
The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, has announced that the controversial news channel will no longer be broadcast in the U.K. after failing to attract an audience. The network has also become a lightning rod for critics seeking to spoil the Murdochs’ planned $15 billion takeover of Sky, the top pay TV provider in the U.K.
“We have concluded that it is not in our commercial interest to continue providing Fox News in the U.K.,” it added.
21st Century Fox () said the network’s final broadcast in the U.K. would be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. local time.
The decision to jettison the network in Britain could help insulate 21st Century Fox from criticism as it seeks to win approval for its takeover of Sky.
While millions of Americans love tuning into Tucker Carlson and the other Fox News commentators, it seems that Britain doesn’t share the same opinion. In addition to this, Fox has lost numerous fans due to the recent alleged sexual scandal, ranging from Bill O’Reilly all the way to the top.
The Guardian adds:
Rupert Murdoch has taken the rightwing US channel Fox News off the air in the UK after 15 years.
His US media group 21st Century Fox said it would withdraw Fox News from Sky in the UK on Tuesday because it no longer regarded the service as commercially viable.
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.
Fox News has become increasingly burdensome as their parent company has tried to purchase the media giant Sky News, so it may be in their best interests. If Rupert Murdoch does end up purchasing the 24-hour international news station, this could usher in a new era for conservative news.
For too long media has had an incredibly liberal slant, but with one of the most conservative news station’s CEO’s purchasing one of the world’s most popular media outlets, this may change for the better.