FCC Rejects Petition Against 3 Fox Stations

The Media Bureau says that that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington did not supply the proof the agency needs to pursue a character-qualification case against a U.S. station licensee. CREW claimed that News Corp.-owned Fox “lacks the requisite character to hold broadcast licenses here in the United States” due to the parent company’s phone-hacking scandal in the United Kingdom.

Ethics Group Wants Fox Licenses Revoked

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says the News Corp. U.K. phone-hacking scandal makes the company’s Fox unit unfit to be a licensee and asks the FCC to revoke Fox’s 27 TV station licenses.