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“Cable: The man who declared war on Murdoch... and lost,” headlines the Independent, in the aftermath of an incident which saw UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, fall victim to a “sting” operation by the Daily Telegraph. Cable, a member of the Liberals Democrats, junior coalition partners in David Cameron’s Conservative government, told two undercover reporters posing as constituents that he had "declared war" on media magnate Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, who already owns several British newspaper, is seeking to gain control of the UK largest public satellite broadcasting company BSkyB. As the news broke, Cable was immediately “stripped of competition and policy issues relating to media, broadcasting and the digital and telecoms sectors,” the London daily reports.