James Murdoch. Is he being ironic?

So James Murdoch, viceroy of Rupert here in Britain accuses the BBC  of Orwellian methods:

“As Orwell foretold, to let the state enjoy a near-monopoly of information is to guarantee manipulation and distortion”.

I don’t know whether to have a hearty guffaw or seriously question the chap’s grasp on reality. As part of the world’s largest peddler of mixed media (Internet: check (myspace). Print media: check (The Times, The Sun, etc). TV: check (Fox, Sky). Film Production: check (20th century Fox), this conglomerate has the power like no other to shape opinions and news (as very obvious from their use of Fox News and the Sun as propagandistic tools).

So who is he to criticize the BBC? I rather have ‘state sponsored news’ than Fox News.

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