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Friday, July 15, 2011

Rebekah Brooks quits News International

Rebekah Brooks resigns
The news that Rebekah Brooks is leaving her post as chief bottlewasher at News International has helped me clear my cold and let my head think more brightly. I've been sneezing and sniffing. Not good to view a computer through watery eyes. So she's gone. Thrown in the towel. Can't say I'm surprised. If she was still in post when she sat before John Whittingdale and his cultured colleagues next week, all we would have got is "Why are you still there?". Well now she's not. But the rumblings still rumble on.

The trouble with large corporations is that they think they are above the flotsam and jetsam of daily life. Banks, oil companies, utilities, airlines, newspapers...they have all been ducking and diving, with integrity getting the blows. I think they live in a parallel universe. The banks are getting stress tested today. Is fractional reserve banking going to be tested to the stress limits? I doubt it. Keep pushing the buttons guys!

Matthew Wright of the Wright Stuff fame on Five TV thinks Rebekah Brooks is OK. She's a decent person he says. Well, if she is let her just tell the truth and shame the devil. We can't have this going on for years, with one titbit following another. The FBI are now digging around for nuggets. Somebody has suggested the phones of 9/11 victims were hacked. If they were, then Rupert Murdoch might as well go and hide in the outback of Australia. This could be like a political Mount St.Helens. At the moment, American TV is treading carefully as is their wont. But if the FBI get a bite on something, the game plan changes immediately.

Far better to own up now, tell it all and say SORRY! Otherwise if something nasty is revealed, it's News Corp in the trash bin.


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