Despite two major journalistic investigations of Fox News' so-called 'empire,' the idea that Fox News wields immense political power in the US and in the White House falls apart under scrutiny.
Australian tabloid newspapers were once an important political force, the "voice of the people". But these days relevance has been replaced by shrillness.
Media moguls' alleged involvement in bringing an end to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership raises serious questions about their influence, and media accountability.
News Corp, Sky News and 2GB have contributed to the creeping 'Foxification' of Australian politics over the life of the Turnbull government.
The proposed Sky takeover is just the latest chapter in the Murdoch family saga which will see power shifting at the top of the empire.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.
The Australian-born media mogul's decision to offload his entertainment assets reflects his core priorities in the fast-changing world of broadcasting and cinema.
Of the four concessions One Nation won from the government in the latest media reforms, one has the potential to seriously threaten the public broadcaster.
There has been much attention paid to the widespread resurgence of populism. Restorationism in Western democracies is a subset of this.
Culture secretary Karen Bradley's decision will stall the bid, but the saga is far from over.
The Australian media policy omelette cannot simply be unscrambled. But forward-thinking diversity rules could help prevent further concentration of media ownership.
As the federal government looks to reform media ownership laws, the Australian media environment – in diversity and stability – is looking decidedly shaky.
John McDonnell's claim that the BBC was uncritically repeating 'Tory lies' this week once more raises the question of bias in the media's political reporting. But is he right?
The culture secretary must make a call on the deal based on the public interest.
Media plurality is vital in a democracy. Full ownership of Sky would give the Murdoch family too much power.
It's not alternative facts we need to worry about, it's the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
Was shadow minister for communications Michelle Rowland right when she said Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is one of the highest in the world?
The former Fox News CEO crossed the line between unbiased coverage and political activism with ease.
Its formidable chief executive may have resigned, but the US's most-watched news network is in rude health all the same.
Given newspapers' continued role as the main provider of new news every day, and the amplifying effect of social media, their potential to influence the body politic remains substantial.