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U.K. BUSINESS SECRETARY EXPLAINS HIS “WAR ON MURDOCH” COMMENT

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, claimed today (Tuesday) that he had heard “veiled threats” that Rupert Murdoch would retaliate if he did not approve Murdoch’s bid to take over complete ownership of BSkyB, the British satellite operator. It was in that context, he indicated in testimony before the Leveson hearing into journalistic ethics, that he […]

BRITISH CABINET MINISTER DECLARES WAR ON MURDOCH, RETREATS

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s business secretary Vince Cable was under fire today (Wednesday) after he reportedly told two newspaper reporters posing as constituents that he had “declared war on [News Corp chairman Rupert] Murdoch and intended to block him from acquiring complete ownership of satellite operator BSkyB. Cable, the British cabinet officer who oversees broadcast watchdog OFCOM, told […]

U.K. GOVERNMENT ENTERS FRAY OVER MURDOCH’S BSKYB GRAB

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid growing complaints that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is gaining far too much control over the British media, Vince Cable, a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s government, has stepped in and ordered media regulator OFCOM to investigate the “plurality issues” raised by Murdoch’s efforts to buy the 61 percent of satellite operator BSkyB that […]