It turns out that my name has popped up in the News of the World phone hacking case and they are investigating as I type. In truth, I would have been gutted to think I wasn't worth at least a little hack! Imagine being deemed by the people at News of the World as not being in the the top 8,000 most interesting people? Joking aside, if the police confirm that I have indeed been hacked, I will still sue. The joke to me is that in the period they are talking about, whoever had the pleasure to get into my voicemail would have been faced with hour-long Courtney Love rambles about her new songs at 5am UK time.
Rupert Murdoch is a "force of nature" and a "phenomenon", a cabinet minister said yesterday as he defended the media mogul's record in British journal...
As has become - or perhaps has always been - the case with watershed scandals, the hacking by newspapers operated by News International has, like an imploding star which had previously configured its solar system, exerted a strong distorting influence on subsequent commentary and opinion, and in doing encumbered any attempt to gain a broader and more sober perspective.
It is said that in her hour of greatest peril, various heroes from England's history will fly to her aid. Although that didn't happen during, for example, the Blitz or Euro '96, this was because in the first instance Churchill was alive, so they didn't need to, and in the second, King Arthur is hopeless at penalties.