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Rupert as flawed father of the World

Published 17/07/2011 | 05:00

'A GREAT BAD MAN': News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch's nature was well known to the British establishment. Photo: PA
'A GREAT BAD MAN': News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch's nature was well known to the British establishment. Photo: PA

WELL, if we learned one thing about Rupert Murdoch in the last 10 days, it's that a lot of people have been waiting a long time to get him.

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We learned the same thing about Rebekah Brooks. Apart from her obvious crimes in presiding over a newspaper that illegally traded in personal information about people (something of which other groups like the Mail and even the sacred holy Observer itself have also been guilty), it turns out that Brooks is guilty of many other things too.

She is apparently very charming. In the world of the Guardian, charm is often carried in close proximity to the word 'offensive'. Increasingly we hear -- from Guardian types usually -- that charm is the hallmark of the psychopath. We have also seen the dreaded A-word used in conjunction with Brooks. She was apparently ambitious.

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