The New York Times reports:
Beset by declining ratings, upheaval in its on-air ranks and a multibillion-dollar defamation suit related to its election coverage, Fox News is staggering out of the Trump era — blamed by many for seeding the poisonous political culture that brought a violent mob into the halls of the United States Capitol.
Yet in Britain, where television news is regulated to avoid political bias, Rupert Murdoch and a competing group of investors are seizing this moment to create two upstart news services that will challenge the BBC and other broadcasters by borrowing heavily from Mr. Murdoch’s Fox playbook.
The rival venture — GB News, which has different backers but is stocked with veterans of the Murdoch empire — calculates there is an audience for a channel that rejects what it views as the left-leaning political correctness of the BBC.
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As Fox News staggers out of the Trump era, Rupert Murdoch and a competing group in Britain are seizing the moment to create two upstart news services to challenge the BBC and other broadcasters. The plan? Borrow heavily from Murdoch’s Fox playbook. https://t.co/93gJuiwLhI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 16, 2021