However, for an interesting, quick analysis of how it might affect both the big B’s entertainment empire, as well as the boot-shaped nation’s creative community, check out a piece filed by Variety‘s Roman stringer, Nick Vivarelli.
Amusingly, Vivarelli quotes the CEO of Mediaset, the Berlusconi-owned, Italian version of News Corp., as having said in a recent interview that “the left can’t seek revenge by punishing Mediaset.”
As Vivarelli points out,
“If the center-left wins, [challenger Romano] Prodi has vowed to draft a conflict-of-interest law to ensure that media ownership and political power are isolated from one another.”
Sounds like the polli are coming home to roost, Silvio.