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How The Wall Street Journal Sounds Like Fox News

If you have any doubt that The Wall Street Journal is fast becoming steeped in the corporate culture of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., I invite you to read a couple of quotations from today's news.

Is Hiring New Workers Really
Too Expensive?

Businesses large and small have complained for years about the cost of doing business. And it's not unusual for them to use the cost of hiring moderate-income workers to illustrate their points. Here's what they fail to mention.

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.

Dan Abrams's Mediaite Tests the Limits of Fair Use

Just what constitutes "fair use" of copyrighted material has always been hard to define. Now a new website,, is using that ambiguity to build a business model on other companies' content.

News Corp. to Sell Control of Three Chinese TV Channels

Rupert Murdoch%u2019s News Corp (NWS) said it will sell control of its three Chinese TV channels. The deal will hand controlling stakes in the channels to China Media Capital, a private equity fund, Reuters reported. China Media Capital has 5 billion yuan ($793 million) in assets under management and is backed by Shanghai Media Group, the country%u2019s second-largest media company, as well as China Development Bank and China Broadband capital.

News Corp. Earnings Up, Outlook Robust

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch was optimistic about the advertising outlook for his media empire, which reported earnings of $875 million. He also called the iPad "a real game-changer in the presentation of news" at the earnings call.

Will the Next President Be Brought to You by Rupert Murdoch?

Skirting campaign finance laws, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, has found an entirely legal way to put millions of dollars directly into the bank accounts of leading Republican candidates like Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin. He hires them.

The Five-Minute Guide to News Corp.'s Scandals

It's truly touching to see how concerned the New York Post is about CNN's innocence following its hire of Eliot Spitzer. But while the Post looks out for CNN's soul, who's looking out for the Post's?

A Modest Proposal for Rupert Murdoch, Google-Phobe

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch may think he's struck a major blow against Google with his plan to remove the articles from two of his newspapers from the search results of the Internet behemoth her hates so much -- but I think he needs to go still further.

Sarah Ellison on the 'War at The Wall Street Journal'

The author came by DailyFinance's offices recently to talk about what it was like having a ringside seat to Rupert Murdoch's intrigues, why she thinks the Bancroft family would have sold Dow Jones for even less than Murdoch paid, and whether he is forcing his political views into the news pages.

WSJ Slashes Prices as Murdoch Aims at NY Times

Rupert Murdoch has a history of contrarian gambles that pay off big. But with newspaper advertising in a historic slump and online ad spend overtaking print for the first time, is the price war a smart move at this time?

NY Times Publisher Questions Whether Murdoch Gets Web

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger thinks Rupert Murdoch's frequent denunciations of Google are proof that the News Corp. chairman doesn't understand the internet. "To start picking on these companies strikes me as not understanding the ecosystem we're living in," he said Saturday.

Fox News Chair Calls Ex-NYT Editor 'Crazy'

There's no love between Roger Ailes, head of Fox News, and Howell Raines, the former New York Times executive editor who recently called for all journalists of good conscience to oppose Fox. "He's obviously hallucinating in some way," Ailes told me Wednesday.

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.

Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google

Rupert Murdoch's strategy for crippling Google, his News Corp. rival, has been more orchestrated than it seemed, a profile published in this week's New York magazine reveals. And lest you doubt his intentions, Murdoch even named his initaitve after a conquest of the Roman Empire.

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?

Why I Don't Love The NY Times's New Pay Plan

The New York Times finally committed last week to a plan to start charging readers of its website for some of the articles they read. And, as with most events preceded by enormous build-up, it was a bit of a disappointment.

Fox Appears to Win Time Warner Fee Dispute

Fox and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal keeping the network on the cable provider after Fox threatened to walk over a fee dispute. The deal's suddenness likely means Fox got the better end, as the cable giant risked having subscribers go elsewhere for Fox programming.