They don\’t like it up \’em, do they?

An ICM poll that questioned more than 2,000 people found that 44% were opposed to the deal, with just 5% supporting it. A further 41% said they had no strong view and 11% were don\’t knows.

News Corp, the media giant that Murdoch chairs, wants to buy the 61% of BSkyB it does not already own. Last week, the business secretary, Vince Cable, who was to rule on whether it could proceed, was tape-recorded telling undercover journalists he had \”declared war\” on Murdoch and subsequently lost the responsibility.

The survey – commissioned by Guardian Media Group, owners of this newspaper, and BT, Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe Media, Trinity Mirror plc and Telegraph Media Group….

As we all know you can write a survey to get any damn result you want.

And those that would be competing against a (one assumes) newly invigorated Sky really don\’t want to have to face a newly invigorated Sky.

Fancy that eh? Businesses against competition?

One might think of Adam Smith\’s comments about businessmen seldom meeting except to plot against the public…..

8 thoughts on “They don\’t like it up \’em, do they?”

  1. “One might think of Adam Smith’s comments about businessmen seldom meeting except to plot against the public…..”

    So the idea would be that we just consolidate the media into one organised block and thus get rid of the need for meetings?

  2. Kay Tie,

    Since Rupe controls Sky, and always has, what’s the problem with owning all of it?

    Rupe’s just the Great Satan to Guardian readers. They’ll always oppose anything he wants to do.

    Of course, it’s couched in “media dominance”, but none of the Graun writers seem to have much problem with taking the BBC’s cash.

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