Murdochs – 1, Bunch of MPs – 0

Well, play suspended. Wonder what the member of the audience hoped to achieve there.

Then, I wonder what anyone was trying to achieve. The committee investigation was too unfocused to do anything of much use. They kept slipping and allowing the Murdochs to reiterate their “We’re sorry, we’re nice really, forgive us” message. Rupert even buttered them up by suggesting that MPs should be paid a million each. Now he’s getting to tell them some of his life story.

I don’t believe they didn’t know perfectly well that some of their papers used illegal techniques to get stories – even if they managed to remain carefully uninformed about who and where and when. But they’ve managed to say the opposite so many times, it’s bound to influence perception. Really, the MPs let them use this as a press conference.

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3 thoughts on “Murdochs – 1, Bunch of MPs – 0

  1. Since it was all just theater, what would one expect? There’s nothing that they could do to Mr. Murdoch; He wasn’t involved in anything that happened and isn’t part of the executive management of News International. His firm, Newscorp owns News International but it’s run as a independent business with its own executives.

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