World News of the Day

The Parliamentary Committee Hearing into News Of The World’s phone hacking is a circus. Once again, rather than leaders leading… Again they follow the mass hysteria opinion.

Sure, phone tapping is unjust. And sure, it is likely widespread. Why then now and why NewsCorp?

I suspect it is a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The high profile of the the individual cases and a general sway in public sentiment essentially has created the perfect storm for Rupert and James Murdoch.

Politicians, keen to be seen to be doing the right thing and keen to show the public that they are equally horrified and determined to do something about it; have sensed the mood of the public.

Hense the floppy inquisition run by glib politicians.

In my mind the politicians came across far more disingenuous in this that the Murdochs.

Nevertheless and perhaps ultimately it’s the eternal karma of the universe; this law in essence says that if you live by the sword you die by the sword.

And Rupert has had to all but fall on his sword.

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