The latest threat comes perversely from a review recommended by Leveson into media plurality, noting Murdoch\’s unhealthy political grip ever since Margaret Thatcher abolished media ownership rules, letting him take 40% of newspapers, plus Sky.
This is bad because Murdoch\’s the very devil and he lies and lies and steals other newspapers\’ readers and he\’s on the right and that\’s terrible the way that he warps the mind of the nation.
The BBC gets 73% of news audience because people choose it, though it only produces 25% of all news output.
When people choose the media organisation I used to work for then they\’re exercising their free choice of course.
They couldn\’t possibly be choosing Murdoch \’coz he\’s evil, see?
Sky packages, costing up to £500 a year, are parasitic on the BBC, since Sky subscribers watch more BBC than Sky channels – yet the BBC pays to appear on the Sky platform, instead of being paid.
Didn\’t we go through that one before? The BBC pays to be on the listings but not on the platform?