With the re-introduction of a proposal about taxing media corporations, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán managed to do something very rare: it split its own supporters into two groups – those who think the bill is ridiculous and those who believe commercial broadcasters and other publications are the spawns of evil and deserve to be taxed back to the Stone Age – and at the same time it brought together said media outlets, regardless of their party affiliation. Last Friday more than 100 of these joined forces. At the behest of the Hungarian Advertising Association, television, radio, print and internet journalists voiced their objections to the bill submitted to Parliament. Commercial television stations showed a black screen for 15 minutes and radio stations read out a message of protest. Online media also carried a protest text for 15 minutes. Pro- and anti-government papers alike had a blank page 3. It was to no avail. Just before this edition of The Budapest Times went to press, Parliament passed the bill. This makes the analysis of Policy Agenda a bit out-of-date, but we decided to leave it in the paper, mainly because they raise some interesting aspects of a possible fight between the politicians of Fidesz and the party’s economic satellite.