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Rupert Murdoch, Having Conquered the U.S., Moves to Control British Thought Too

Reported by Melanie - November 17, 2006 -

Per the London Independent (November 18, 2006):

As power plays go, they don't come more dramatic than BSkyB's acquisition last night of a near 20 per cent stake in ITV. In every respect, it was classic Murdoch - bold, audacious, visionary, anti-competitive and with the usual two fingers up at the sensitivities of regulators. This was Rupert once again making plain who rules the roost in the British media landscape.


The Murdochs already have far too much power within UK media. This adds another very considerable chunk. Will the politicians try to stop them? They are all too terrified of Rupert's influence.

Comment: Sound familiar?