Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just Spinning Around

For those early birds who picked up Robert Peston breaking the story that Ofcom were recommending that NewsCorp's bid for full control of Sky be referred but that Jeremy Hunt had given his buddies at Sky more time it was difficult not be impressed by the rapid re-positioning of this story.

Within hours the reports were that Mr Hunt had decided to make the referral but had offered an extension - which appears much more palatable.

All of this distracts from the issue at hand which is whether News Corp has too much control over UK media........but then again maybe it answers the question.

A very hot potato indeed for Jeremy Hunt.