Sat Aug 4th, 2012 at 05:26:13 AM EST
The Olympics being just about the only thing in the news at the moment. You would think that Rupert would be keeping his head down, but no. Over the last few days there has been a rumour doing the rounds that Boris Johnson had invited Rupert to this evening's swimming finals.
Now this is something that is being looked at with at least raised eyebrows by people. Boris as Mayor of London being one of the two people who, with the Home Secretary, has political management of the Metropolitan Police. Who are the force who are conducting the investigation of News International. At best it looks inept, at worst it looks utterly corrupt, and you would think that politicians would have the brains to see this problem coming up.
Tonight Britain's Channel 4 set up a camera overlooking the VIP entrance to the Olympic Aquatics pool and managed to film Rupert there meeting, not Boris, But Jeremy Hunt:
Action in the pool and beside the pool - Channel 4 News
You can learn a lot about Britain by just hanging by the side of the pool. Especially, when that pool is the Aquatic Centre at the Olympic Park during one of the big nights of the Games.
From a overpass, looking down onto the service road where VIPs arrive, you can see it all.
Tony Blair, for example, has the biggest security cavalcade; William and Kate look happy together; Jeremy Hunt and Rupert Murdoch ditto.
Now the film inside this article looks rather too chummy for people who don't know each other as Rupert said at his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry:
8 Q. Did you have any discussions with Mr Jeremy Hunt about
9 the bid?
10 A. I don't believe I've ever met him, but I'm not sure he
11 didn't come to a dinner once a couple of years ago, but
12 I don't know. I certainly didn't discuss it.
The body language is not that of people who are not at least friends.