Monday 19 March 2018

Kevin Myers: Despite everything, Murdoch is going to get his way -- again

TO judge from the manner in which various British columnists have been dealing with Rupert Murdoch and his chief executive Rebekah Brooks, they apparently think that News International will emerge battered but unbroken from the 'News of the World' phone-hacking scandal.

And what journalist wants to be excluded forever from the possibility of employment by Sky News, 'The Sunday Times', 'The Times', 'The Sun', 'The Sun on Sunday' -- or whatever confection replaces 'The News of the World'?

Such exclusion would be a particularly unappealing prospect for these poor hacks as they toil within the galleys of a globally declining newspaper market, knowing either that their ships might sink or their skippers may throw them over board. Only the foolhardy or the brave would denounce the nearby argosy, SS Murdochia, sound as an iceberg, on which they might one day seek refuge.

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