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A US View of Leveson

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The Empire Strikes Back

What a strange couple of days. The Dirty Digger’s evil empire flexed its muscles on Sunday, but by Monday the Beeb had made some more, and by the looks of it, extremely serious problems for them. There has always been a suspicion that News International (NI) holds back from exposing all the peccadilloes they discover [...]

Should Mulcaire be offered immunity?

The Leveson inquiry is in part two of its three parts and now is looking at the corruption of public officials by the press, and this time it seems mainly by Sun journalists. The suspicion has to be that the Metropolitan Police Service was being corrupted by its links, financial and otherwise, to News International. [...]

Rupert’s got a new paper

Is James Murdoch on the lam?

Rupert Murdoch promises to spend the next three months in Britain launching his replacement for the disgraced News of the World and supporting the Sun’s beleaguered journalists. The latter is not a very easy balancing act as he has also set up an operation to turn those same journalists over to the police. The whole [...]

Equal justice under the law

Equal justice under the law, that’s what’s engraved on the US Supreme Court Building in Washington. I’m sure it means just as much to Brits as Americans, but it will be tested over the next couple of years. Yesterday at the High Court in London News International (NI) settled a bunch of civil cases brought [...]

This is not Cameron and Murdoch

It should be stressed that Alexander Armstrong is not playing David Cameron and Michael Kitchen is not playing Rupert Murdoch. Have to say I did enjoy watching Hacks.

Is this the smoking gun?

We are often reminded that the cover-up can be worse than the initial crime. At is most extreme we saw the end of an American presidency with Richard Nixon. Today, instead of it being Nixon’s tapes we get James Murdoch’s emails. We have to remember that the younger Murdoch’s defense has been he didn’t know [...]

The Godfather Part 6½

There seems to be a feeling among some in the Westminster village that Tom Watson’s mafia comparison with News International (NI) and with James Murdoch in particular was very impolite. Also there’s a suggestion that Watson was grandstanding. On this latter point I’m sure he was, after all he is politician. As for the lack [...]

Rats and Sinking Ships

“So long and thanks for all the fish.” I know I’m mixing up my animals but doesn’t Kelvin MacKenzie seem a bit of an ingrate? He has done very well by his association with News International (NI) over the years and had been supporting them in their fight to limit damage done by the phone [...]