Fox doesn't influence editorial control over their O&O stations. For that matter I don't see any sign of political leaning on FS1 - I haven't seen them make any statements for or against stuff like kneeling. It seems they limit it to Fox News - and while obviously Murdoch is a pretty hard right guy, I think this was purely a financial calculation. Give people a conservative biased news source and attack all other media as liberal biased and you can get all the conservatives to watch your one channel. I think he would have done the same even if he was personally a liberal, because he goes where the money is. The only local stations that are under political influence are Sinclair's stations. They give them "must run" segments with a strong political slant, but they can't own all the stations in the market so if you don't like it you can just choose another station to watch for your local news.