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With recent reports that media-mogul Rupert Murdoch (owner of The Times, The Sun, Sky TV and much, much more) is getting 'too powerful' resonating in the media, it recently emerged that his US news arm, Fox News, gave $1,000,000 to the Republican party. Here in Bristol, one company has a virtual stranglehold on print media, owning the Evening Post, Western Daily Press, Clifton Chronicle, Venue and many more South West newspapers; the Daily Mail Group. It is planning an expansion of it's online news coverage in Bristol. The Daily Mail Group competes with the Tindle Newspapers Ltd and Newsquest. Newsquest are in turn owned by Gannett, a giant US media corporation owning hundreds of newspapers, which has been accused of being anti-union. Tindle Newspapers Ltd itself made news during the Iraq war when it's owner, Sir Ray Tindle, declared that none of his titles should cover anti-war protests - at a stroke deciding what people should and should not know. Are these the multi-millionaires and multi-multi million valued companies ho we should be trusting to inform us of how the austerity cuts will impact us? Or how the war in Afghanistan is going? Or of the real state of our communities and environment?