Media moguls unite against Murdoch

By Jonathan Creasy

An unlikely group of media bosses have coalesced in an attempt to block a massive buyout of the Sky satellite network. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has put in a £8 billion bid to buy the remaining 61 per cent of British Sky Broadcasting not already owned by the American based media empire.

Newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph, which openly backs conservatives, and the left-leaning Guardian have come out together against the deal. Critics claim that it will give News Corp a dangerous advantage in the media market.

When the decision on Murdoch’s move is made by Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, hopefully he will see reason and tame the burgeoning Berlusconi of America.