BskyB bid is withdrawn

(120 Posts)
WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:36:37

Hooray

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:37:18

the acquisition was 'too difficult to progress in the current climate'

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:38:12

also senior legal manager of news corp leaving

fastweb Wed 13-Jul-11 14:38:49

This may be a good place to ask, what is BskyB? Cos I thought he already owned Sky, so is it a coincidence of names that is confusing me or is BskyB something to do with something he already owns ?

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:41:27

he wanted to own sky news
so he could rule the world's news

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:41:45

British sky Broadcasting

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:42:51

ed miliband - victory for the people who've been apalled

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:43:43

john prescott - Im happy

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:44:18

exNoW journo on twitter says another big 'cat out of the bag' to happen this afternoon......

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:46:14

5bn dollars wiped off News Corp since last thurs

fastweb Wed 13-Jul-11 14:47:01

British sky Broadcasting

Ahhh, so it is mine he owns (Sky Italia) and he was after yours too. Ok now I understand.

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:48:22

capisce? grin

Meglet Wed 13-Jul-11 14:50:55

hang on, I was following the ex NOTW journo on Twitter the other day and now he's vanished from my list. Has he deleted himself from some people?

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:51:32

exNOW 1 has gone, find and follow 2, its a woman, she's really good

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:52:50

1 got erased for legal reasons, I think. 2 may get removed any time, seh keeps dropping hints about new twists in anagram form, driving me nuts can't figure them out

Insomnia11 Wed 13-Jul-11 14:52:52

Good, but the Murdochs still have their fingers in far too many pies, without this deal happening.

niceguy2 Wed 13-Jul-11 14:53:29

I'm glad. He's way too powerful and needs to be cut down to size. I sense this is now happening on both sides of the Atlantic.

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:54:09

#no comment from Dave grin

ishchel Wed 13-Jul-11 14:54:28

maybe this is a good to mention a little petition
hackinginquiry.org/index.php which is still worth signing.

keep up the pressure.

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 14:55:19

niceguy2 J Rockefeller raised the concern to congress if 9/11 victims got hacked by NI the consequences would be severe

whitewave Wed 13-Jul-11 14:58:03

NoW - Gone
BskyB bid - gone (for now at least)
now Mr Murdoch do us all a favour and get rid of all the other rags you own and leave us to clear up the mess and make sure nothing like this ever happens again

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 15:00:04

many newspapers will have been caught up in this - Piers Morgan is now becoming embroiled follow guido fawkes' blog, and on twitter.

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 15:02:09

in the initial investigation, senior police found out they were being hacked and then squashed the enquiry without admitting it; in fear of being blackmailed

the police need as good a clearout as the media

WhippedCream Wed 13-Jul-11 15:04:17

R Peston - in 50yrs+ career in media Rupert m has never had a setback like this

<snort>

mayorquimby Wed 13-Jul-11 15:05:19

Someone to claim credit for this on behalf of mumsnet in 5...4...3..

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