mmm... Shares in Newscorp, shares in BSkyB.
I'm a man, and therefore part of mankind. (I suspect the dirty digger is too, but anyway, to the point...)
The good of mankind is an interesting aim Richard. I would accept that you are fighting for what you see as the good of mankind, but I suspect the part of mankind that is me might not do so well in your vision?
The problem with fighting for what is good is that it can only ever be your vision of what is good, and judging by Richard's posts, I for one don't sign up to it.
Me? I leave it to the politicians to sort it out. Although Vince Cable showed us the absurdity of putting politicians in quasi judicial roles, as they will always let their creed rule their thoughts.
Murdoch already controls the beast, so increasing his portfolio isn't going to change anything. And as he already reckons (with uncomfortable justification) that he decides who gets the keys to No. 10, I really fail to see what difference this takeover makes. Beaverbrook had Ministers in his back pocket and so does the dirty digger.
they don't call it the 5th estate for nothing, and as unpalatable as that may sound, don't forget that telling us what to think is not just news barons and clergy territory, it is also, judging by this post, the right of M'Unlearned friend!
(My shares were always up for grabs come any vote. I got them as part of a portfolio and wasn't too interested in them long term anyway.)