“Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has announced that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB”.
Certainly (Ed) Milliband and the BBC will be sleeping well in their TUC laid bed’s this evening.
Milliband was the first person to stand up and call for an end to the Murdoch bid and he will be lauded in front of the press for his ‘bold actions’ and 'direct rhetoric' against the 'Evil Satan' that is Rupert Murdoch. In the next few days, weeks and months you will hear comments from Liberals, Socialist’s and other talking heads from the BBC and the Guardian proclaiming that the Murdoch empire is ‘collapsing’, ‘dead’ or ‘on life support’.
However lets go to the crux of the matter and discuss the main objection to the BskyB takeover.
The concern was that the takeover will strengthen Mr Murdoch’s grip on the industry and distort competition. The people like Milliband, Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, BT, Guardian Media Group, Associated Newspapers, Northcliffe Media and Telegraph Media Group are all institutions that are desperate to cling to power. The narrative of the UK media is slanted sharply to the left and it has been like that for years.
Folks, do not get sucked in to this idea that the Murdoch takeover is a bad thing for the country nor the fact that his empire is crumbling from within. The dinosaurs in the media will make you think that and use every means necessary to create that myth.
Bottom line what are people really worried about with regard to Murdoch and the bid?
Enter FOX NEWS..............
Fox in America (was created by Rupert Murdoch)has exploded and taken the media by storm. Their ratings are through the roof because their only agenda is to report and let the viewer decide based on the mantra of being ‘Fair & Balanced’. Competing stations, such as ABC, MSNBC, CNN & NBC which for years were top of the charts and providing ‘news’ to millions of Americans have been blown out of the water and are now struggling to stay afloat in the face of FOX.
Milliband and the BBC are frightened to death of such a force in the British Media. This country is yearning for an equivalent to Fox News, one which will see through the lies, corruption and double standards of our public figures and mainstream media. This country is desperate for some real competition.
A broadcaster who is in sync with the silent, common sense majority of the British Public. One that will provide real news without an agenda, Murdoch has a history of providing that with this companies.
"Fox News UK" should base itself around the quote: "the truth has no agenda".
Until that day comes my friend, let Ed Milliband and his cohorts sit proudly and proclaim whatever they want, but let me make a bold prediction. Sometime in the next 12 months we will hear a story about Ed or his Labour Shadow Cabinet which will force him to step down or make him even more unelectable than Gordon Brown was.
What’s more, during that media fire-storm News Corporation will be back in with another
offer for BskyB which will ultimately be approved by the Government and finally their will be some competition in British Media.
Rupert Murdoch is one of the most powerful and influential people in the world today. Ed Milliband may regret the day that he made such an enemy out of him.
Milliband may have won the battle but ultimately, Murdoch will win the war.