There's a lot of that going on around here. Rupert Murdoch has bought and continues to buy Cable TV networks, movie studios, publishing houses and newpsapers. Seems to be unstoppable and meanwhile TV news here in general is sinking to his level of tabloid journalism and celebrity hounding. When Dennis Potter the brilliant writer of The Singing Detective and Pennies from Heaven was dying of cancer he said in an interview:
"I call my cancer Rupert, so I can get close to it. Because that man, Murdoch, is the one who, if I had the time (I've got too much writing to do...) I would shoot the bugger if I could. There is no one person more responsible for the pollution of what was already a fairly polluted press. And the pollution of the British press is an important part of the pollution of British political life, and it's an important part of the cynicism and misperception of our own realities that is destroying so much of our political discourse."