August 11, 2022

The authorities just raided a Fox News headquarters

Sponsored Links

The offices of Fox News’ parent company just got raided in London by European authorities.


Officials from the European Commission raided Fox Networks, which controls the company’s “channels” business for Rupert Murdoch, the founder of News Corp and the dreaded propaganda stream from Fox News in the USA.

Fox is trying to buy the UK-based Sky, a satellite television provider serving 21 million homes in the EU. Murdoch’s chances are sinking now that regulators have descended on their West London offices, without plans to leave anytime soon. The Telegraph reports:

“The European Commission has powers to raid businesses suspected of abusing their dominance of a market or being involved in a price fixing cartel. Investigators are able to take copies of documents and computer records, and ask for explanations from executives.”

“It is understood that investigators are expected to remain on site through Wednesday and possibly into Thursday.”

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

Murdoch’s company just recently submitted a plan to acquire the 61% share of Sky that it doesn’t yet own.

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Part of Fox’s plan to buy out the satellite television provider – and move from a news and entertainment company into the business of being a platform provider – is to immediately sell SkyNews to Disney, since even Rupert Murdoch admits that he shouldn’t be trusted with any more of the UK’s media market share than he already holds.

In fact, the long-delayed Sky transaction is generally considered Murdoch’s underlying reason for concocting a $52 billion mega-deal to sell Fox‘s US entertainment properties to Disney in the first place.

America’s largest cable company Comcast entered late into the bidding to take over the Sky satellite TV network.

Nobody knows exactly why the EC’s investigators raided Murdoch’s Fox Networks but based on his long-standing links to Republicans and Brexit, regulators have precious few reasons to trust the Australian media magnate.

In the meantime, Fox Networks will be picked over by regulators against their will for at least the next couple of days.

Grant Stern

Editor at Large

is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also a mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, an unpaid senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition, and a Director of Sunshine Agenda Inc. a government transparency nonprofit organization.

Sponsored Links