Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BREAKING: Rupert throws in towel

The BBC has just reported, as I am writing this, that Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation is giving up its bid for total control of BSkyB (he presently has a 39% stake in the DTH satellite company and its stable of news and sports channels).   This happened just as the House of Commons was about to vote a motion of censure condemning Mr Murdoch's business tactics and to beg him to give up (it was expected to get support from all three major parties there as well as the separatists from Wales and Scotland).   The motion, while not binding, would certainly have been a slap in the face as the people's representatives would have actually represented the views of the people for once.

Two words:  Thank God!

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