I've been watching the proceedings today,on both Media & police parliamentary committees. Murdoch was under fire at the start of the first 15 mins of his questioning, was amazing considering he is head if News Corp. Saying he new nothing of pay offs to various people & the phone email hacking. Murdoch knows EVERYTHING thats goes on inside Newscorp, only need to read what previous editors and staff say about how he conducts his Empire.
This is all fluff and bluster so that at a future date Newscorp can finally own SKY broadcasting outright.
The testimony of James, Rupert's son as he been laughable, about what he didn't know and when he found out about the phone hacks & emails. The Police cover and co - operation with news corp was also discussed.
This investigation has a long way to go, unless it is whitewashed and covered up again. The police had docs,emails,phone hacks, contacts of victims since 2006 and just covered it up. A couple guys went to jail. Murdoch, Police thought that was the end of the affair.
The bodies are already starting to stack up, only yesterday, an investigative showbiz reporter & whistle bower was found dead in his home.
The chief of the Met police forced resigned, A police constable in charge of investigating 'and the cover up of the phones hacks has also resigned.
The substance that smeared Murdoch Sr was Shaving foam. The 'attacker' got the worse of it as Murdoch's wife jumped up and punched the dude in the face.
It was all just showbiz gossip scandal with celebrities having their phones hacked. Only got serious when the following allegations were reported in the Guardian
Hacked the phoned of missing - later found murdered girl, Millie Dowler who had some of her texts deleted on her phone by the hacker to find more info. (lost evidence) Plus many other victims of Crime.
Former PM Gordon Brown, medical,financial details hacked including sensitive details into the health of his child, which understandably, only close family and doctor knew.
Hacked into victims and families of victims of the 7/7 London terrorist attack.
Hacked into phones of War Dead, soldiers and families from Afghanistan war.
But more dangerous for Murdoch's US operations are allegations that victims and families from 9/11 had their phone hacked as well.
I'm sure this is widespread practice in the media. I think Murdoch thought he could get away with anything he wanted. Probably will get away with this as well. Can only hope that he can be blocked from buying out Sky and have some of his influenced curtailed. But I think I'm being too optimistic.