Is Silvio Berlusconi Bad News?

Italy's Prime Minister is being blamed for the state TV broadcaster's refusal to air graphic and brutal footage of police actions during the G8 protests

Ever since Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi took office in May, the 64-year-old media mogul has been under fire for everything from charges of conflict of interest to petty corruption. Not that he isn't used to it. After all, for years he's been a veritable Rupert Murdoch of the Italian media world.

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