a) Does it have strong internal governance? b) Is it effectively externally regulated? c) Is it subject to, and does it comply with, the law? d) Is it subjected to normal scrutiny by press and parliament? e) Does it overtly try to exert public political influence? f) Does it privately lobby over regulation or competition issues? g) Does it actively work to expose the private lives of politicians or other public figures? On such a scorecard, the BBC would score one out of seven... â€“ in the sense that only one of the issues, f), is engaged. News Corp would score seven.