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NL
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
AlexS posted:

I am pro-BBC but am against over 75's having to pay

This is nonsense that needs slapping down. A lot of over 75s are amongst the wealthiest in society and of course should be paying the licence fee in the same way that they shouldn't have bus passes or access to the winter fuel allowance...


Well I disagree with what you say but I respect your view.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
AlexS posted:

I am pro-BBC but am against over 75's having to pay

This is nonsense that needs slapping down. A lot of over 75s are amongst the wealthiest in society and of course should be paying the licence fee in the same way that they shouldn't have bus passes or access to the winter fuel allowance...


Well I disagree with what you say but I respect your view.

Why do you disagree?
JK
JKDerry Banned for 1 week UTV Newsline
Does anyone in Britain watch Fox News online at times, to see what they are up to. I watch a few of their clips, and it is truly appalling bias. They are so blatantly gone up Trump's backside that you can see Sean Hannity when ever Trump opens his mouth, that is far up they have gone.

It would be funny if it were not so serious. I remember the 8 years of the Obama administration, where they constantly bashed Obama and his government for everything, even to the point where one of their more sane hosts Chris Wallace actually slapped them down about it live on Fox and Friends one morning, he had just had enough. I do wonder how long Chris Wallace will remain at Fox News, if Trump is re-elected by the electoral college again, I guess in 2021 he will not be at Fox News.

I remember watching Neil Cavuto's alleged business news programme one day in the early days of the Obama administration, and Neil actually opened the show with "President Obama is at it again..." - so much for "Fair and Balanced".
LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is clear evidence though of how important it is to Murdoch to be at the centre of the narrative of British politics - he is willing to fund what will almost certainly be an unprofitable venture to do it, but now try and use his influence to do it in a way he wants to be able to rather than follow the rules that Sky News has for 30 years.


I agree with this. Murdoch has always demonstrated a feeling that his views are particularly important and that he should be listened to (one way or another) by those in power in London, Washington and Canberra.

In the UK, he was quite happy with the soft power of a news channel that played by the rules because of the influence that came with his Fleet Street empire.

As things stand, he's not as feared as he once was. The country's biggest newspaper is not one that is published by him, he doesn't have a TV presence and his radio station makes a bit of noise, but it's hardly setting the world alight.

He craves influence and importance. The time isn't on his side like it was when he set up Sky News (UK). He doesn't have the option of playing the long game this time.

He's going shouty and he's going prime time, full-on attention-seeking - because that's the only place left to go in a nation with one commercial in name but not in purpose news channel, one publicly funded news channel and that has already seen rivals like ITN/ITV fail to make a dent.

At least he won't be disguising it this time.
TJ
TedJrr Anglia (East) Look East
....................................in a nation with one commercial in name but not in purpose news channel, one publicly funded news channel and that has already seen rivals like ITN/ITV fail to make a dent..... //.



Yes, one of the most disappointing aspects of the UK's media is that an organisation with the breadth, history, and significance of ITN, with Reuters and ITV as shareholders - doesn't have its own news or actuality channel.

I know the reason, but this doesn't mean that it isn't still a disapointment.
DE
derek500 West Country (West) Points West
If Murdoch is as you say, why is there such a difference in political stance between Times Radio and TalkRadio? Which of his views does he want to be heard? This morning you had a choice between the leftish views of Jenny Kleeman and Luke Jones on Times or the right views of Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk. Before she lost her regular gig on Sky Press Preview, Kleeman was always on to represent the left.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
The Times outlets are there as the quality brand to give some respectability to the organisation. The Sun and to a lesser extent talkRADIO are the populist products for the masses.
GH
Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Does anyone in Britain watch Fox News online at times, to see what they are up to. I watch a few of their clips, and it is truly appalling bias. They are so blatantly gone up Trump's backside that you can see Sean Hannity when ever Trump opens his mouth, that is far up they have gone.

It would be funny if it were not so serious. I remember the 8 years of the Obama administration, where they constantly bashed Obama and his government for everything, even to the point where one of their more sane hosts Chris Wallace actually slapped them down about it live on Fox and Friends one morning, he had just had enough. I do wonder how long Chris Wallace will remain at Fox News, if Trump is re-elected by the electoral college again, I guess in 2021 he will not be at Fox News.

I remember watching Neil Cavuto's alleged business news programme one day in the early days of the Obama administration, and Neil actually opened the show with "President Obama is at it again..." - so much for "Fair and Balanced".

The worst example has to be when Tucker Carlson did a 25-minute rant about Black Lives Matter, with everything he said being complete nonsense.


The highlight has to be at 23:46. Because it’s so obvious that this isn’t about black lives. Rolling Eyes I also recommend the part just before that, where he shoehorns abortion into his ramblings.
623058: Maybe it you clooks!
DE
derek500 West Country (West) Points West
Jon posted:
The Times outlets are there as the quality brand to give some respectability to the organisation. The Sun and to a lesser extent talkRADIO are the populist products for the masses.


Ah OK, so Murdoch bought The Times for respectability and not to make money?
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jon posted:
The Times outlets are there as the quality brand to give some respectability to the organisation. The Sun and to a lesser extent talkRADIO are the populist products for the masses.


Ah OK, so Murdoch bought The Times for respectability and not to make money?

The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
If Murdoch is as you say, why is there such a difference in political stance between Times Radio and TalkRadio? Which of his views does he want to be heard? This morning you had a choice between the leftish views of Jenny Kleeman and Luke Jones on Times or the right views of Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk. Before she lost her regular gig on Sky Press Preview, Kleeman was always on to represent the left.


Like all radio groups, Wireless (part of News UK) targets as many demographics as possible. Times Radio is ABC1, talkRADIO is C2DE.
JK
JKDerry Banned for 1 week UTV Newsline
Jon posted:
The Times outlets are there as the quality brand to give some respectability to the organisation. The Sun and to a lesser extent talkRADIO are the populist products for the masses.


Ah OK, so Murdoch bought The Times for respectability and not to make money?

Murdoch did buy The Times, knowing it would barely make money. That is a fact, that many Murdoch employees such as Andrew Neil confirmed. Murdoch saved The Times from financial collapse, and ensured it would continue, with very little editorial influence from him, and the paper continued, loss making, but it continued, as it is an historically important newspaper, probably the most historical newspaper in the United Kingdom.

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