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Majority Oppose Murdoch’s BSkyB Takeover

According to a poll conducted by The Daily Mail, even the British don’t want Rupert Murdoch having too big a say in their media. Murdoch’s News Corporation is attempting to buy the remaining 61 percent of UK broadcaster BSkyB that it doesn’t already own. The poll found that 84 percent of those polled opposed any single entity having too much control over the media, and 63 percent said that News Corp’s purchase should be subject to an additional independent review before being approved.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has until January 15th to examine the government’s review of the takeover. If he is uneasy about the deal, he could submit it to their Competition Commission and ask them if the deal would result in a biased media presence in the UK.

The answer is yes.

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