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The Daily Mail champions BBC and Hacked Off hypocrites to defeat Murdoch

by | 23rd, December 2016

Enemies can be useful when they agree with you. In a rant against Rupert Murdoch’s bid to “seize control” of Sky, the Mail calls on the great and good to side with it against one man having “complete control of a media empire spanning TV networks and newspapers”.

If Murdoch does make a bid,  Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, could call on Ofcom to evaluate whether the public will be worse off. Would the media landscape be diverse enough?

In the Guardian , Polly Tonybee in a long moan about Murdoch notes:

Letting Fox own Sky will start the campaign to undermine the very notion of impartiality and accuracy. We should never let our impartiality rules go: they make BBC news the most trusted around the world.

Eh? Why can’t the BBC continue to be impartial [which it isn’t?] whatever happens to Sky ?

Predictable stuff from the tabloid hating G uardian . But less so from the Mail, which

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