Multichannel News’ Mike Farrell writes about Rupert Murdoch’s comments to shareholders…
Speaking to reporters after News Corp.’s annual meeting here Friday, Murdoch said that he was unaware that the CNBC ads were pulled.
“It certainly wasn’t on instructions from News Corp. or even on request,” Murdoch said.
But Murdoch added that it would be well within News Corp.’s rights to reject ads from competitors.
“Fox doesn’t carry ads for programs on CBS or ABC or whatever,” he said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable. In that particular case it did seem a little heavy handed.”