More Subtle Defence of News Corp?

BBC Radio 4 (The Today Show) - 14 July 2011
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Michael Cockerell voices his concerns on the Today Show while speculating about who else may want to run The Times if not News Corp. He refers to a "Russian oligarch" and "someone who runs adult TV channels [Richard Desmond]" as though these are the only nightmarish possibilities. This is followed by talk of how Murdoch showed that he was a "fit and proper person to run The Times" thirty years ago.

This kind of discussion, implying that it could be worse, is certainly worth considering but the tone is less critical of Murdoch than about a situation that may never come to reality, and suggests that we are lucky to have The Times in the possession of the current owners.

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