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And the logical conclusion is that media conglomerates should be flat-out illegal.

A scummy yellow muckraking rag like News of the Screws has a right to exist. On condition that it doesn't go bankrupt losing court cases. Which, of course, it would, if not owned by someone powerful enough to pervert the course of justice.

An almost overlooked salutary side-effect to the scandal is that the Murdochs lost their bid to a monopoly over UK satellite TV : they still only have a stranglehold on it. They need to lose this, of course.

No doubt the era of Murdoch's supremacy in the UK is over; they need to seize the opportunity to codify it so the nightmare can never happen again.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jul 20th, 2011 at 06:14:24 AM EST
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well they can re-apply in six months

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Jul 20th, 2011 at 06:37:09 AM EST
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Seize the chance for media reform - FT.com
It is not enough to settle scores with the playground bully even though his misbehaviour has been so egregious. It is essential to design a structure of regulation that preserves freedom for the media, while curbing abuse, including concentrations of unaccountable power. The media are too important to be left to the mercies of politicians or judges. But they are also too important to be left to dominant proprietors. The UK has a golden opportunity to strike a new balance. If it does so, this scandal might yet bear rich fruit.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Jul 21st, 2011 at 07:40:41 AM EST
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According to one of the Tory members of the committee who I asked Earlier. Evidence of similar activity by both the Sun and the Mirror has been supplied to the police

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jul 21st, 2011 at 03:23:23 PM EST
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sun and mirror? I meant mail and mirror

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jul 21st, 2011 at 03:40:12 PM EST
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