If there’s one criticism of Rupert Murdoch that stands out above all others, it’s his failure to set an ultimate standard of behaviour for those around him, whether they be directors, editors, spindoctors, journalists, lobbyists, executives or relatives.

The Sun King’s next biggest failing is the cultural expectation within News Corp that any breaches of acceptable behaviour by those within the broader Murdoch empire will not be highlighted editorially. Indeed, it is completely unacceptable to publically call for high standards or accountability from those who are loyal to Rupert and afforded his protection.