Fox Fails To Disclose News Corp. Ties To Chicago Teachers Strike

Fox News has given heavy coverage to the Chicago teachers strike – yet in none of at least 89 segments has the “fair and balanced” network disclosed that its parent company, News Corporation, owns 90% of the company doing the testing that is at the heart of much of the dispute.

After reviewing 89 segments from September 10 – September 16, Media Matters reports:

Fox News parent company News Corp. acquired a 90-percent stake in Wireless Generation in 2010. Last May, the company agreed to provide Early Mathematics Assessment Services and Early Literacy Assessment Services to Chicago Public Schools. These contracts total $4.7 million. A central reason the Chicago Teachers Union decided to strike is their objection to the school district’s call for heavily weighing such standardized testing to ultimately determine teacher pay and layoffs.

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