Rupert Murdoch facing BSkyB defeat as parties unite in call to drop takeover

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    Rupert Murdoch facing BSkyB defeat as parties unite in call to drop takeover

    Rupert Murdoch will today face the humiliation of the Commons issuing a unanimous all-party call for his scandal-ridden News Corporation to withdraw its £8bn bid for BSkyB, the great commercial prize he has been pursuing to cement his dominance of the British media landscape.

    In an extraordinary volte-face, David Cameron will disown the media tycoon by leading his party through the lobbies to urge him to drop the bid. Murdoch can defy parliament and press ahead with the bid, prompting a Competition Commission inquiry, but he risks finding himself ostracised by a political class that once scrambled to bend to his wishes.

    Rupert Murdoch facing BSkyB defeat as parties unite in call to drop takeover | Media | The Guardian

    Wow!
     
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    Why is that a 'wow'?

    Was inevitable. Nothing 'wow' about it.
     
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    All those politicians, (being politicians,) are simply riding the public opinion wave.

    At any other time, they'd not have made mention of the proposed takeover. They would have gone to the revised business with hands out, looking for campaign contributions.

    Definitely not a "Wow."

    More of a "Meh."

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