Rupert Murdoch has expanded his network into the NY Yankees Organization by acquiring 49% of the YES network. I don't live in the NY area and therefore I'm not sure what type of influence this sports channel might have on other people political opinions. But I always hate to see this man take over more and more of the news media (like he did in England) and spew his hate to more and more people in America.
I still remember how he purchased the parent of the WSJ and turned it into a mouth piece of the Republican party.
I don't know the politics of the Steibrenner family and the NY Yankees, but I think this is sad news for the American Sports fans all over the country, but especially in Blue State NY.

(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA) is expected to announce this week that it will acquire a 49 stake in the YES Network from the New York Yankees baseball team and its partners, in a deal that would value the sports channel at $3 billion, a person with knowledge of the talks told Reuters.

The deal is structured to allow News Corp to eventually acquire control of the channel, which broadcasts Yankees baseball and Brooklyn Nets basketball games to 15 million subscribers, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

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