Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dept Culture Media and Sport is wrong to exclude hacking from its Murdoch considerations

The Department of Culture Media and Sport says that the News of the World "phone-hacking allegations are very serious, but they are not material to the issue of media plurality,” - media plurality being the criterion on which the Department is deciding whether to hand BSkyB over to Murdoch.

But it is.

If Murdoch allows criminality in one of his outlets, he has the propensity to allow criminality in all of his outlets. And if he dominates the news outlets as he does, that would be against the national interest.

So Jeremy Hunt must not hand BSkyB over to Murdoch.

The Avaaz petition is here: 

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