Is Cameron cosying up to Murdoch with his BBC bashing?
he News of the World’s front-page splash said it all : “BBC £14million Fat Cat Scandal” (2.11.2008) which revealed that fifty BBC executives earned more than the Prime Minister. The pay rates had been forced out of the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act. David Cameron, under the guidance of the Conservatives’ communications director, jumped in next day in the Sun with a full page article: “Bloated BBC out of touch with the viewers” writes David Cameron for the Sun (3.11.2008). Cameron was careful in his approach and insisted he was a “lifelong Conservative who is a fan of the BBC” but he was right on the button in supporting the Murdoch agenda of campaigning for the BBC to be cut down to size.