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    Fox News Pulled From UK Airwaves

    It’s lights out. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has pulled Fox News from British television, citing low viewership. The politically driven news channel, aired on the U.K.’s Sky satellite network, had attracted only a few thousand daily viewers in the entire country — most of whom were apparently American tourists or industry wonks. The move comes as the Fox corporation awaits regulators’ okay on its $15 billion bid to absorb Sky, and many believe it’s an attempt to take a discussion of ideology, given Fox News’ nakedly conservative bent, out of the equation.

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