Blocking Rupert

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Marina Hyde made the best comment I’ve read so far today:

If his speech this week meant anything, [Vince Cable] must block [Rupert Murdoch’s plan to take over Sky] to protect the media plurality essential to democracy.

Writing last Sunday in support of such a block, David Puttnam revived a warning of Lord McNally's from only a few years ago. "In the 1930s," his lordship had reminded parliament, "we were afraid that the fascists would take over the government and then control the press; in the 21st century, there may be a danger that the fascists will take control of the press and then control the government. The dangers are there."

Indeed they are, as an increasingly rampant Fox News foreshadows.

Why not name the beast?