The Invisible Murdoch
The game of cat and mouse being played in London these days is certainly being followed very closely around many capitals across the world. Every country has a Murdoch of its own, visible or invisible. However, there's only one Rupert Murdoch: the first media baron on a worldwide scale. Fortunately, there is still divine justice, which intervenes even at the last moment. In this case, perhaps just a few hours before Murdoch was about to buy British Sky Broadcasting for $12 billion and form an unstoppable media empire, divine justice went to work through amazing details brought to light by the News of the World - a goldmine of a newspaper that was forced to close down two days ago to protect its other assets. Will he manage to pull of his plan? There's already a number of allegations being printed against him by former British government officials, and others who see the "assault" on his good name as an opportunity to reconsider the relationship between politicians and publishers. I truly hope so. However, my opinion is that the political establishment won't last in an open war against Murdoch. Whichever politician or journalist "betrays" him will pay a heavy price later on. This is the reason why I'm afraid that this too shall be forgotten. Unless it can be proven that he himself directed or at least knew about his paper's dirty deeds.