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BBC In-Fighting Over Murdoch’s BSkyB Takeover Brings Joy To News Rivals

THE BBC’s striking journalists have already resulted in a return to the fore for Kenneth Kendall as a Claymation figure reading the old news in the style of modern bulletins) and pride for mothers of less attractive hacks now pushed in front of the cameras.

Add in the long weekend off for strikers and the BBC able to cover a news story on its own doorstep featuring it’s own staff mates, and it’s all good news. But the Independent says it isn’t.

The paper says the BBC’s Director-General Mark Thompson is facing a “crisis of confidence”. The problem is his attitude to Sky News (the broadcaster shrewd BBC journalists are sending their CVS to.)

Thompson added his name to a list of organs asking Vince Cable, the Business Secretary to stop Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation taking over BSkyB.

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Posted: 6th, November 2010 | In: TV & Radio | Comment