Monday, July 25, 2011

More News on News

I'm getting to be a little bit stunned about the ongoing reaction to the NotW story.

We have confessions of a person who pitches the issue of working for the Murdoch's as a kind of addiction. You get addicted to the excitement and ethos and forget about the values.

But elsewhere you have politicians claiming that News International execs tried to blackmail them with statements like "According to one account from a senior party figure, a cabinet minister was told that, if the government did not do as NI wanted, the Lib Dems would be "done over" by the Murdoch papers."

If only those politicians had thought to go the Hugh Grant route and record these conversations.

The episode does bring to mind the words attributed to Edmund Burke (though disputed) that "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

The more the NotW story goes on - the more that statement seems true.

Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est

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