Murdoch's smarts told him that he could profit mightily if only there was a permanent Conservative government in power in the UK. But how to do that when working class people selfishly insisted on voting for their own economic interests rather than those of Rupert? BINGO! It suddenly hit Rupert. Find a way to seduce working class people away from their natural instincts.
For Carl Bernstein, one of the two reporters who brought the world the original "gate", there are important parallels between the fall of Richard Nixon and the fall of the House of Murdoch. The closing of ranks, the Murdoch "family" (which included not only the Murdochs themselves, but Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, and arguably the whole of the Chipping Norton "set"), and frightened politicians kept it all quiet. But now the code of Omerta is broken, and people are starting to talk...
The phone hacking scandal could be on the verge of taking a much bigger scalp than that of the News of the World - Rupert Murdoch's empire is beginning to crumble around his feet. There can be no easy way out for News International and Murdoch. The hole has been dug, and it is already far too deep to be climbed out of. Like the sacked News of the World journalists many more innocent heads may roll to save those at the top of the empire.
A week ago it emerged that the News Of The World had been hacking into the voicemails of dead children. We donned out grubby macs and cheap trilbies and set out to expose the evil doers. We planted porn in Andy Coulson's bin, handed out bungs at the police bravery awards and tried to doorstep Rupert Murdoch. The result is a very silly short film NEWS OF THE SCREWED for Don't Panic TV.