By Barry Tucker 6 July, 2014
British Labour MP Tom Watson says Rupert Murdoch has acquired too much power. Murdoch’s media empire threatens democracy and it’s time politicians did something about it.
Watson was commenting in The Guardian following the trial and conviction of former News Corp editor Andy Coulson for involvement in the ‘phone hacking scandal.
His comments included: “Without rules that stop the monopolistic tendencies of the powerful people who run our media, can we, with any certainty, say that a similar situation will not arise again? I’m certainly going to campaign for a Labour manifesto commitment to widen pluralism in our media market.”