When you’re desperate and have little chance of success, the best tactic can often be to launch a legal challenge based on every conceivable argument you can come up with.

And so it has come to pass with Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon who, led by hard-charging Sydney lawyer John Atanaskovic, have unleashed a media, legal and letter-writing blitzkrieg in an attempt to derail the proposed sale of Ten Network Holdings to CBS.