“The thrust of this segment on “Fox & Friends” (watch the video below): The media is piling on the News Corp. phone hacking scandal; there are huge problems in the country, so why all the attention on News of the World? “Fox & Friends,” of course, is a program on the Fox News Channel, a News Corp. property,” as the Washington Post reports.
Going forward, read “What’s next for News Corp. and its worlds” by Jeff Jarvis on BuzzMachine.
“In the U.S., the right-wing depends on Fox News and is surely getting nervous about its fate,” Jarvis writes. “It is becoming — if one can imagine this — even more of a laughingstock than it already was as it ignores or defends Murdoch in the scandal. I could imagine Roger Ailes assembling rich Republicans to engineer a leveraged buyout and keep it safe for them in time for the election. Then there could be no doubt of its role as a propaganda arm of the right.”