His empire includes film studio 20th Century Fox, television network FX, sports network Fox Sports and cable news network Fox News., among many others.
Of those, it is Fox News that is the most polarizing. Representing conservative values, Fox News is the most divisive - and controversial - news network in the US.
In honour of Murdoch stepping down, here are the 10-most politically incorrect Fox News moments on his watch.
Ann Coulter: I would tell my gay son that he was adopted
Andrea Tantaros: I would look fabulous on the food stamp diet
Fox News plays Aerosmith song “Dude Looks Like a Lady” in reference to Chelsea Manning
Megyn Kelly: Jesus was a white man
Bill O’Reilly tells black professor he looks like a cocaine dealer
Mike Huckabee suggests Newtown elementary school massacre happened because schools have “removed God”
Bob Beckel was unaware that rape on college campuses has been a big problem
Geraldo Rivera says hoodie is to blame for Trayvon Martin death
Brian Kilmeade says Americans aren’t pure because they marry “other species and other ethnics”
Ben Carson – now a presidential candidate – compares gays to people who practice bestiality
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