Sunday, September 27, 2020

CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT: THE BSKYB (DEAL) IS FALLING

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch may have shut down his 168-year-old London tabloid, the News of the World, over the weekend, but the scandal that had consumed the newspaper continued to burn in other parts of his media empire. Most significantly it appears to have doomed Murdoch’s bid to acquire the 61 percent of satellite broadcaster BSkyB that […]

COWELL JUDGES U.K. LEADERS DEBATE

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As if they were contestants on American Idol, the three candidates who participated in Britain’s televised “Leaders Debates” had their performances appraised today (Wednesday) by Simon Cowell. Writing in the London Sun, Cowell had faint praise for Labor leader — and current prime minister — Gordon Brown, who he said, “is a very sincere man […]

FINAL U.K. TV DEBATE; PRIME MINISTER LOSES

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

More than eight million viewers tuned in to the BBC Thursday night to watch the third and final debate between the leaders of Britain’s three major parties, the Labor Party’s Gordon Brown, the Conservatives’ David Cameron, and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg. The number was down from the 9.4 million who watched the first debate, […]