The exchange is in the comments following Oliver Huitson's article 'Can Murdoch be Stopped?...'
Excerpt from Oliver Huitson, author of the article:
Its not a question of punishing him, its attempting to keep media as an open environment not dominated by one man. I appreciate your arguments for his business acumen but is there not a point when success in media becomes a problem for democracy, and isnt that more important than Murdoch's bottom line? We could debate this endlessly, but the upper echelons of Westminster presumably have a pretty good idea of his real power - and judging by their actions they seem to think its substantial, as i do.
Excerpt from David Elstein:
The chorus of hostility to the News Corp bid for BSkyB is largely based on atavistic impulses. Big is bad, Murdoch is worse. Yet the bid - as far as I can see - makes absolutely no difference to media plurality (perhaps Ofcom will disagree).
It is a model debate, with a vigorous exchange of views, clearly set out, without the personal attacks or denigration that so often mar internet comments. Read the full exchange here.