The BBC dismisses opponents of mandated government fees as “purists”
The BBC, which gets tax money regardless of performance, doesn’t like it that News Corp-owned Sky News is growing.
Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, has launched a scathing attack on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, warning that BSkyB is too powerful and threatens to “dwarf” the BBC and its competitors.
“The purists have spent a generation making the free market case for abolishing the licence fee,” he added, in a thinly veiled reference to the Murdochs. “The British public agree with them less now than they did when they started.”
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).