Thursday, 7 July 2011

The News of the World to close! (Then to reopen a week later)

 So the scandal rag that is also "a newspaper institution", The News of the World and one of the oldest parts of Rupert Murdoch's  media empire. is to close because of the phone hacking scandal, and all, of course, politically rather than ethically motivated ...

The Dirty Digger you see is anxious to avoid the blocking of his planned takeover of BSkyB, and the move, hopefully will be seen as utter disingenuous and self-serving.

And the more so, because the Sun on Sunday or whatever it will be called will surely be launched in no time at all ... and then maybe a year or two down the line (and after Rupert has wheeled his deal) the old name will be revived due to "reader preasure" or some such.

And business as usual.

But will the plan work? The cynic in me says it probably will.

Anyway, I wonder if Rupert's phone was one of those that got hacked ...