Murdoch: Ouf! Is this meltdown?
Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks arrested and now the Met Commissioner resigns ...
Blige! (As we used to say in our village)
Could we organise a sweep to see who'll be next?
Falling like ninepins. Fascinating stuff. I think the Commons committee should shelve its hearings until the investigation has run its course. Either those summoned are likely to have been arrested come Tuesday or they'll do an Ollie North and keep schtum. Good theatre but not much else.
There has been a deafening silence from Cameron over the weekend.
Hague piped up yesterday to defend his relationship with Coulson.
Am I the only person who feels that Stephenson's resignation makes Cameron's position untenable?
As I said before, Brooks being arrested by appointment on a Sunday, cannot appear before tribunal on Tuesday, ditto Stephenson ....... so, nice and cosy, all in remand and cannot talk. Moi? Cynical?
My thoughts also when I heard the news at about 1 today.
Originally Posted by Anna
Augean stables ? - the diversion of two rivers to wash away 30 years accumulation of dung - though the originator of the scheme was not given his promised reward - 30 years of dung from the Murdoch stables seems to require a few days longer to wash away.
I think we should give Rupert Murdoch and News Corps more credit.
Originally Posted by Mahlerei
Once it was obviously damaging his business, Rupert seems to have been sincerely moved by the reports of phone hacking this week. Rupert has shown us that he's a man of honour who believed he had a reputation that had been tarnished. He even referred to the hacking as not reflecting the values of his mother and father.
"Look at me!", says Rupert, "I had a mum and dad and I can prove it. So, I'm really not a bastard, after all."
Presumably News Corps have finally forked out for some external public relations advice. Be interesting to see where that shows in the companies' accounts.
I think we should be looking at what the crooks and shysters in his companies are doing now and will do next. He and they have been happy to go along with anything his venemous organs have done for the last 40 years but this, this has affected Rupert, Rupert's mum and Rupert's dad.
PR. Every word of it. Every action.
Meltdown? I don't believe it's any such thing.
Perhaps the metaphor should have been of dominoes falling.
Originally Posted by hackneyvi