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Former editor of the Irish Sun Michael McNiffe with Rupert Murdoch in the Irish Sun offices, Dublin in February, 2012

RTÉ reports:

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is set to buy Wireless Group, which controls a number of Irish radio stations including FM104 and Q102.

Wireless Group was formerly UTV Media before the sale of its television assets, including UTV Ireland, to ITV.

As well the two Dublin stations, Wireless Group also controls Cork’s 96 FM and C103, Live 95FM in Limerick, LMFM in northeast Leinster and Belfast-based U105.

As well as its Irish radio interests, the group also controls a number of UK media brands, including talkSPORT.

The all-cash offer values the company at approximately £220.3m.

News Corp to buy Irish radio stations as part of £220m deal (RTE)

Previously: Storyful Eh? I’ll Remember That Name

You’ll Laugh. You’ll Cry. You’ll Hurl


“Rupert Murdoch’s websites accidentally ran an advertisement that describes his newspapers as “crap”.”
“The ad appeared on Thursday on the mobile phone websites of the Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and news.com.au.”
“It was displayed prominently in nearly every top story during lunch-time – the peak period for online browsing – before being removed late in the afternoon.”

“The ad accuses the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph of “using their front pages to run a political campaign”.
“An actor then tells viewers: “[The papers’] owner, US billionaire Rupert Murdoch, has an agenda to get rid of our current PM – fair enough, we all have an opinion. But political bias presented as news is misleading crap.”
“At this point, he uses a copy of the Courier Mail to scrape up a pile of dog faeces.”


‘Help thwart Rupert’: News Corp websites run anti-Murdoch ad (The Age)

Thanks Mark Geary

Good news for Firefox and Chrome users.

Murdoch Block is a Chrome extension that warns you when you’re about to visit a news site controlled by the Murdoch empire and gives you the chance to turn away before the phone-hacking, ethics-lacking propaganda meets your eyes; and Murdoch Alert puts a helpful warning bar at the bottom of your browser whenever you land on a Murdoch-controlled news page.

New Firefox Add-on Warns You About The Dangers Of The Murdoch Propaganda Machine (NewsjunkiePost)