Fox News Bans Gun-Control Talk

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Rupert Murdoch was the keynote speaker at the two-day National Summit on Education Reform.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    In the days following the Newtown school shooting, two Fox News higher-ups were on very different pages. Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., which owns Fox News, quickly took to Twitter to call for stricter gun control, imploring for “some bold leadership action” from the president. At the same time, David Clark, the executive producer in charge of Fox’s weekend coverage, instructed his producers not to allow and gun-control talk on air, even as the national conversation turned to gun control and producers begged for exemptions. The decision spotlights the “growing chasm between Rupert Murdoch and [Fox News president] Roger Ailes,” who is reportedly a gun enthusiast, says New York magazine.

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