In the Spectator:
‘Simon Jenkins, now a Guardian columnist, wrote before the current horrors that Murdoch ‘is the best thing that ever happened to the British media and they hate it.’ He was right. There are obviously many things wrong with Murdoch’s group, but without his epic victory over the print unions in the 1980s, there would be far fewer papers in Britain today. Murdoch means pluralism…Who else would have subsidised the huge losses of the Times, an excellent paper, for so long?’
And Times columnist Janice Turner, in Twitter:
Only people who don’t want Murdoch to sell newspapers are people who work for them. We prefer him to a sheik, oligarch, Ashcroft or Desmond.