Do I want the BBC destroyed? Yes.
Would I pay to destroy the BBC? Yes.
Do I want to be charged for reading online news? No.
But, if the alternative is a Murdoch-dominated media, some might say that the Beeb is worth having, even if its only role is to spike News Corp's guns.
Online, not so much, although broadband has merged the distinction between "online" and "TV" which means there is far more to this than Beeb versus Murdoch.
If the Beeb disappeared tomorrow Microsoft and Google would be the largest beneficiaries, as would the "niche" online low overhead media.
if people want to pay for their politics, business, international, weather, music, entertainment, sport..., they'll pay for the specialist dedicated to the subject, not the general trash merchant like Murdoch.
Hell, people will go to http://www.number10.gov.uk
if they have to and learn to identify other primary sources for news.
News Corp has in fact a cosy relationship with the BBC, benefiting from a large but limited BBC raising the cost of entry to new competitors.
So the complaint is not really about the Beeb's free news content but about how it defines "essential" content - the broader the definition, the more this eats into Murdoch's profit margins.