After the EU approved News Corp's bid to take over full control of BSkyB yesterday, a new aspect of the story emerged when it was revealed that UK business secretary Vince Cable, who was due to take the final decision on the bid, had been secretly recorded saying: "I have declared war on Mr Murdoch and I think we are going to win".
The two young undercover reporters who recorded Cable were journalists of the Telegraph, but Cable's fighting talk did not make the Daily Telegraph front page report this morning, nor was any reference included in a "transcript" of Cable's remarks that appeared on page four, the Guardian reported.
"So incensed was a whistleblower at the Telegraph, that he or she contacted Robert Peston, business editor for BBC News. It was Peston - a former business editor at the Sunday Telegraph - who broke the story at 2.30 pm", the Guardian wrote.
Furthmore, Peston later told the Guardian that the whistleblower had told him that the Telegraph "had made a commercial decision not to publish those remarks".