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Mar 9, 2012

BSkyB inquiry to sour Rupert’s birthday bash

As Rupert Murdoch celebrates his 81st birthday this weekend, there's an unwelcome development in Britain that threatens not only son James, but News Corp itself.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

As Rupert Murdoch celebrates his 81st birthday this weekend, there’s an unwelcome development in Britain that threatens not only son James, but News Corporation itself. In fact, it is another telling example of how the scandal is now out of the control of News Corp and the Murdochs. They can’t call in political favours, threaten politicians with exposure, or try to pressure public servants. They are on their own, defenceless and friendless.

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3 thoughts on “BSkyB inquiry to sour Rupert’s birthday bash

  1. klewso

    “Smarty Pants Elephant Meets Flat-Foot Mouse!” –
    or “The Heir and the Tortoise”?

  2. Cleaver

    James is thr crash dummy now. But if people really are attempting suicide over this how long can it be before one of them dobs Rupert?

  3. zut alors

    Very little has warmed the cockles of my heart to the extent of the recent exposes of the Murdoch empire and reports from the Leveson Inquiry. If it was a TV series it might be titled ‘The Bold and the Bountiful.’

    I gleefully drink in the image of the ageing alpha male losing his tight, and formerly all-powerful, grip. I’ve even pondered that perhaps there actually is such a thing as justice.

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