Dissension At News Corp? “Absolute Crap”

By Brian 

News Corp’s response to yesterday’s WSJ story comes in today’s Financial Times:

Rupert Murdoch “also dismissed as ‘absolute crap’ reports of recent dissension among News Corp’s remaining executives. He was responding to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, which alleged that Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox Television, and the executive who took over much of Lachlan’s portfolio, had rankled colleagues.

> Also: “Murdoch said he was confident that the long-planned Fox Business Channel had moved closer to being launched…”

> Update: 2:40pm: “This is the same [WSJ] reporter who predicted the Fox business channel was going to launch in the first half of 2006 in a breathless front page Marketplace story back in 2005,” an e-mailer says…