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The good news:

CNN

“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.

“Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the U.K.,” 21st Century Fox said in a statement. (snip)

This is the Murdochs’ second attempt to buy Sky. A previous bid collapsed in 2012 in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal at his British newspapers. Fox would have to pay Sky £200 million as a break fee if the deal falls apart.”

And, the bad:

“Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience…”

George Bernard Shaw (maybe) once said: “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

It would seem we are also separated by a vast ocean of gullibility. 

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