Greg Dyke on Newsnight
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Murdoch 'undermined political system' - Greg Dyke

The Executive Editor of the Times newspaper, Roger Alton has praised Rupert Murdoch's contribution to Britain, denying he had become an embarrassment to his media empire, after parliament's media committee said he was unfit to run News Corporation.

But former BBC Director General Greg Dyke said the Murdoch operation had undermined the British political system, distorting it for 20 years.

Watch the full discussion from BBC Two's Newsnight on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 02 May 2012