Rupert Murdoch denies he's interested in the New York Times

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is shooting down speculation that he is interested in acquiring his nemesis The New York Times Co. (NYT).

Speaking to TheStreet.com, the News Corp. (NWS) Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch denied reports by Vanity Fair'sMichael Wolff that he covets what he views as the symbol of liberal mainstream media. A combination of the Times and Murdoch's Wall Street Journal has been discussed ever since the tycoon snapped up the paper's parent company, Dow Jones & Co., for $5.6 billion in 2007.