Murdoch Finished In Britain

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 22 2011 @ 11:00pm

So says Geoffrey Wheatcroft:

All the same, one thing can be confidently said: Rupert Murdoch’s huge influence over British politics has ended. The spell is broken. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat cabinet minister who had already tangled with Murdoch, has compared the mood at Westminster with the public ecstasy when a tyrant falls. Meantime Cameron loftily says that we should “learn the lessons and use this as a cathartic moment.” Indeed so, and the first lesson is that in future, billionaire media magnates should be left alone by prime ministers, and not asked in through the back door.

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