Calling Barry Diller

The FCC last week added Barry Diller to the list of former and current Fox employees to be questioned regarding their knowledge of the weblet’s ownership structure. Diller is Murdoch’s onetime top lieutenant who flew the Fox coop for a home shopping stint at QVC Inc.

Fox lawyers had been fighting to prevent an FCC interrogation of Diller, but the NAACP countered that Diller’s testimony is important because he is the only person who ever held voting stock in Fox Television Stations other than Murdoch. Diller’s testimony is especially crucial because he has since left Fox, argued the NAACP.

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