Rupert Murdoch Pulls BSkyB Bid… Result!July 13, 2011
The News International phone hacking scandal has claimed another scalp. Rupert Murdoch has withdrawn his bid to takeover BSkyB. In a rare show of unity, MPs from all parties were due today to call for Rupert Murdoch to do just that. He jumped before he was pushed. Fair play to him for being able to see when a ship is sinking: at least in this part of his empire. He may have managed to drop that hot potato, but his woes continue. It looks like there may now be an investigation into allegations that News of The World journalists tried to hack into the voicemails of 9/11 victims. Classy. Americans won’t be impressed with that one. Not one little bit. There are also allegations in Australia about journalists and illegal practices.
Meanwhile, Rebekah Brooks, who from this moment on I will refer to as The Gingerbread™, thanks to my mate Ant who coined the phrase, is still in her position: but for how much longer? It’s looking a bit rocky in the world of Murdoch and News Corporation. Weebles may wobble, but this one could fall down.
Sleep well, little gingerbread. Sleep well.