The New York Times lays out the facts about the Metropolitan Police and the phone-hacking scandal. Some of the details are astounding: the police official in charge of the cover-up was rewarded with a job – which he still holds – as a columnist at the Sunday Times. The former News Corp. manager hired as a PR consultant to Scotland Yard kept sending information to his former employers. The police made false statements in court, denying the existence of evidence that they actually had.
There’s only a brief mention of the practice of illegal payoffs to police officers for private information about citizens, but the rest is there, with lots of supporting detail.
I’m told that my desire to see heads roll is likely to be satisfied.
Would everyone who believes that the Murdoch empire – so filthy dirty in London – is clean in Washington and New York please get in touch with me about a great investment opportunity in urban transportation infrastructure?
Hearst, Black, Berlusconi, Murdoch: the rise to political power of the criminal right-wing media mogul has become a public issue too vital to ignore.