Friday, September 18, 2009...9:30 am

Murdoch good, BBC bad

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Maybe not this time...

For all his BBC connections, culture secretary Ben Bradshaw says the BBC has got too big for its boots and that News Corp boss James Murdoch raised “legitimate questions and […] genuine concerns” about its range and influence in his MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV festival last month.

Could this have anything to do with the fact that the government will need all the media help it can get if it is to avoid being creamed in next year’s general election? It won’t get that from the BBC, after all – sometimes political neutrality can be so tiresome.

But, you know, somehow I doubt that even News Corp muscle could rescue New Labour this time around.

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