Tag Archives: Robert Peston

Peston for ITV – a coup or an own goal?

ITV has secured a coup – or has it? – by poaching the BBC’s high profile economics editor Robert Peston (left) as its new political editor. Apparently Pesto is to present an ITV Sunday morning show, up against the Beeb’s ...

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Are John Humphrys and Robert Peston justified in dumping on the BBC?

I only ask because there’s post from BBC business editor Robert Peston on his BBC Online blog today commencing: Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell have been asked to surrender all their responsibilities as head and deputy head of BBC News, ...

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Is it time to stop laying into Rupert Murdoch?

Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...

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Independent shareholders want James Murdoch out of News Corporation

About 80 per cent of non-aligned or independent shareholders do anyway according to this analysis by the BBC’s Robert Peston of votes cast at last Friday’s AGM of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Nearly as many want elder brother Lachlan to ...

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News of the World prepares to take £20m hit after admitting phone hacking

The News of the World and its ultimate owner Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation have finally admitted that phone hacking at the paper went much further than the activities of royal correspondent Clive Goodman and his private eye sidekick Glenn Mulcaire ...

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Can Sky News survive and prosper as an independent company?

Some say it can (The BBC’s Robert Peston who points out that the putative deal with BSkyB is likely to mean a 14-year news provider’s licence in practice), others, like former Sky News boss Andrew Neil, speaking on the BBC, ...

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