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MySpace Markdown: Social Site on Sale for 94% Off

Back in July 2005, the deal seemed so promising. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought MySpace parent Intermix Media for $580 million. The social media pioneer was, by some measures, the fifth most-visited website in the U.S. This week, MySpace may be sold for as little as $30 million.

Stop Picking on Fox News (This Time)

Should Fox News have to give up its seat in the White House briefing room because of ideological bias? It's an insignificant non-issue, so enough, already!

News Corp.'s
$1 Million to the GOP: No Big Deal

It looks terrible when company that owns some of the nation's biggest news outlets drops a wad of cash in the lap of one political party. But when you get down to it, there's no reason News Corp.'s donation to the Republican Governors Association is any worse than what happens every day.

News Corp., the Saudi Prince and the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Fox News pundits decry Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who's sponsoring a mosque in lower Manhattan, as a threat to America. But for Fox's parent News Corp., doing billions of dollars in investment deals with a nephew of Saudi Arabia's king is just business as usual. And it shows how much more nuanced it is to run a multinational media giant today.

Arianna Huffington, Reluctant Prognosticator?

"I don't do predictions," says Arianna Huffington, although she actually does, quite enthusiastically. But perhaps she shouldn't given her difficulty sticking to the facts of the present.

Murdoch: NY Times No Longer Covers NYC

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch today officially acknowledged that the Wall Street Journal will launch a widely expected metro section covering New York -- because, he implied, Journal archrival The New York Times is no longer covering it.

Could Zuckerman Get Murdoch's OK for Senate?

Mort Zuckerman would like to have more say in government. Rupert Murdoch would like to stop losing money on the New York Post. Their problems may have a common solution. Could selling his fellow mogul the Daily News garner Zuckerman Murdoch's backing for a bid for a U.S. Senate seat?

Rupert in a snit over iPhone glitch

The web may be a wonderland for free information, but there's been one notable holdout. The Wall Street Journal, that bastion of conservative...