by Zoe Jan 31st, 2018
Rupert Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid is hanging by a thread. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the official watchdog. Their draft report says it’s a threat to democracy, and that maybe the best thing would be to block it.  Now, they’re asking for the public’s views on their draft report, before they make their final decision. 
It’s not a done deal yet. Murdoch’s lobbyists will be working around the clock to convince the CMA to re-write their report and wave through the takeover. Together, we need to make sure public opposition to Murdoch is loud enough to drown him out.
If the CMA hears from thousands of people like you, it could be enough to encourage them to stick with their plans.
From biased reporting to dodgy backroom deals with politicians, Murdoch’s vast media empire already threatens our democracy.  If his Sky takeover goes through, it’ll give him even more power over our media. And that means even more power over our politicians.
Together, we’ve already done so much to get to this point. We’ve signed petitions, we’ve sent emails, we’ve crowdfunded hard-hitting polling, and we’ve presented our evidence directly to the watchdog.  Murdoch and his slick, highly-paid lobbyists never give up. But 38 Degrees-ers are matching him at every stage with our people-powered defence of democracy.
 The Telegraph: Sky takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox ‘not in public interest’, watchdog finds:
 Gov.uk: 21st Century Fox / Sky merger inquiry:
 Rupert Murdoch’s media empire already includes The Sun and The Times newspapers, and he regularly uses his position to influence politicians:
The Guardian: From films to Fox News: Rupert Murdoch’s far-reaching media empire:
The Guardian: Rupert Murdoch accused of ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street:
 38 Degrees: Murdoch: