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Oct 16, 2017

Fox tries to placate critics after sexual harassment scandals

It's unclear as to whether this strategy will convince anyone anywhere.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Roger Ailes

It’s a bit late for the The Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox to claim that it has transformed itself internally in response to the sexual and racial harassment claims at Fox News that resulted in chair, the late Roger Ailes and major host Bill O’Reilly being sacked. Yet that is exactly what the company has tried to do, in this letter, as reported by Bloomberg. But you have to remember who the Murdochs are talking to: not shareholders, but UK regulators giving 21st Century Fox’s vital A$17 billion clean-up bid for the rest of Sky plc a major going-over.


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  1. klewso

    Wouldn’t Rupert love to have the sort of weighted voting he enjoys in his kingdom, instituted in democratic elections wherever his papers rein-in the news?