21st Century Fox’s bid to take control of the 61% of Sky has been slammed down by the Competition and Markets Authority. The reason? It has provisionally ruled the buy out will not be in the public interest because it would cause a monopoly, a dominance of the media.
However, it did not seem concerned one iota that the BBC controls some two-fifths of the news market, nearly double that controlled by Sky and News UK. Is the Competition and Markets Authority biased?
The CMA, a non-ministerial government department, says the Murdoch family trust would have “too much control over news providers in the UK across all media platforms and therefore too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda.”
Why no uproar by the Competition and Markets Authority about the Dimbleby family, which for decades has dominated British public opinion and the political agenda on multiple media platforms? (BBC coverage of the Royal Family, general elections, budgets, as well as the flagship weekly current affairs shows; Question Time and Any Questions.)
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