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Murdoch claims British media ‘not being run solely for the benefit of our family’

James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation in Europe and Asia has told a conference of British media executives that the dominance of the BBC is ‘making it really hard for us to create a Murdoch-run media monopoly’.

‘Not only does the BBC give viewers access to a lot of quality television and without any ads, which it definitely should not be allowed to do, they also make it harder for us to bias public opinion because of their ridiculous editorial standards regarding fairness in their news coverage,’ he said.

Murdoch went on to say that it would be ‘much fairer for us Murdochs if we got all the licence fee, and all the other television channels were closed and we didn’t have to waste any more of our money bothering to buy or make original programme that viewers actually want to watch’.

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Posted: Aug 30th, 2009 by tomorrow

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