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Kelly Watch: If anyone thought the anti-BBC slant to the papers over the last couple of days was merely the papers backing up public opinion, think again.
“It is understood, ” says the Telegraph, “that on Saturday afternoon political journalists on the News of the World … had been preparing to write a critical piece on the Government.
That afternoon they were suddenly informed that the opposite was now required.”
Many of the papers reported menacing phonecalls from Number 10 over the weekend. And what links all the papers that tore the BBC apart over the weekend? Rupert Murdoch owns them – a man who desparately wants the government to let him buy Channel 5. The Guardian tells all.