Sky News is not yet Fox News, but it has the good, the bad and the uglies

16 February 2017

The Monday media section in The Australian newspaper, which is mainly just a platform for News Corp to promote its interests and attack its enemies, excelled itself on February 6 with this suggestive but essentially meaningless statement:

After a strong showing in the US presidential election on the back of the Donald Trump phenomenon, Sky News suddenly has wind in its sails.

Whatever the intended meaning, it did invite a look at how Sky News covers politics. It also invited a comparison with its US counterpart, Fox News, which was a cheerleader for Trump the candidate and remains a cheerleader for Trump the president.

So, is Sky News the Australian version of Fox News?

Well, yes and no.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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Denis Muller, 2017, Sky News is not yet Fox News, but it has the good, the bad and the uglies, The Conversation, viewed 24 March 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/73745>.

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