Yet more ‘media plurality’ hypocrisy from the Guardian

The ever dwindling band of Guardian readers were subjected to one of editor Alan Rusbridger’s reality-warping, self indulgent rants of vested self interest on Sunday.

In his piece ‘The overwhelming case for plurality’, Rubbisher ludicrously says that his media plurality meme:

‘is not just about Rupert Murdoch – allowing media power to be concentrated in the hands of a few multibillionaires will impoverish society.’

So how do the Guardian’s lavishly paid mandarins, who continue to churn out excuse after excuse to set aside the BBC’s domination of the media landscape, walk their talk?  In a classic piece of ‘do as we say, not as we do’ the Guardian Media Group sold its GMG Radio enterprise, which includes the stations Smooth Radio and Real Radio, for around £70m to Global Radio.

The outcome is that Global Radio now controls over 50 per cent of the UK commercial radio market.  How very plural.

One can’t help but wonder what the Guardian’s reaction would be if Rupert Murdoch controlled over 50% of UK commercial radio.  Clearly plurality remains the hollow excuse for the assault on News Corp and the left wing media’s continuing efforts to neuter BSkyB as a rival to the BBC while chipping away at News International’s newspaper business.

5 Responses to “Yet more ‘media plurality’ hypocrisy from the Guardian”


  1. 1 Hugh Bicheno 27/06/2012 at 11:56 am

    Yes. And the BBC-Guardian axis has such a stangle-hold on cultural diffusion that no government dares to take it on.

  2. 2 mowmeadow 28/06/2012 at 9:32 am

    How sad that the maladjusted of society should have free rein and stamp their horrible agendas within a public media body entering every household in the kingdom. How convenient for them having spread their version of events for so long without recourse to alternative opinions. How similar to American affairs when their New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and many others have been taken over by the left and seem unable to bring themselves to print anything remotely critical of the Obama administration. Strange that the Russians, the Chinese, and the Caliphate of the Muslim world work tirelessly to outstrip others, tripping and spoiling, as they go. Whilst the west, acting like they must always be giving and benevolent to their erstwhile antagonists.

  3. 3 Robert of Ottawa 29/06/2012 at 1:44 am

    Why even give blogspace to this twerp?

  4. 4 john in cheshire 29/06/2012 at 9:48 pm

    Mr Rusbridger – it seems to me that he is as he looks. If we were just animals and not creations of God (not allah, by the way) he would have been devoured by his cohorts some time ago. The runt of the litter can only survive in the kind of civilised society that this miscreant wishes to destroy.

  5. 5 Moggsy 06/07/2012 at 11:35 am

    Blogging is people power reporting (plurality if you like) I am not sure how they see that.


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