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It all looked so serious...but... It is going to end up as we Serbs would say "Mountains have moved - mouse was born"...Nothing. Few people (peons) will end up in jail, Murdocks are to learn their lesson, lose power significantly and some money in the process... For Rupert it would be great if he could retire and go fuck his young wife ( the second is impossible at his age I assume even with Viagra) but young Rupert has a future in front of him...It does not have to be in media tho...
All three of them had such a straight face while they were lying to committee (committee? big deal ;)) they would be great to enter politics...
Anyway we will be well prepared for the shocks (mostly of economic nature) in front of us that will be much more significant to our livelihoods then this old saga about journalists with no morals...or Police with no morals...or politicians with no morals...What else is new under the sun?

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 09:24:35 PM EST
Yes,I would agree with you up to a point.

I don't think anybody really expected anything yesterday, the MPs are neither trained nor practiced inquisitors such as you'd expect from a prosecution lawyer. So the chance that they might dent the expensively coached shells of the Murdochs was always going to be slim.

No, yesterday was really just a sideshow, morale for the troops etc etc. Today will see the beginning of what might transpire in the future as Miliband tries to define the terms of the judge-led inquiry. This should have real legal force and will involve levels of detail and inquisition that yesterday's little set-piece could never aspire to achieving. But it's all down to the devil in the detail of the terms of reference. Too many of them, Iraq, Kelly, cash for honours etc etc have parameters that are almost deliberately constrained to avoid implicating the guilty. That will be the test of where it goes from here.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jul 20th, 2011 at 05:58:39 AM EST
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