Monday, July 11, 2011

Brooksing no criticism

So many people are saying that Rebekah Brooks must have the goods on Rupert Murdoch to be protected and supported by him in the way she has been. I don't think so. He's just in awe of someone as venal, amoral and awful as he is, and the feeling is completely mutual. She is the only thing about which he is sentimental. I have a feeling they love each other in the purest way possible. It would be touching if it weren't so damaging for just about everyone else in the world.

I have worried about this whole business fizzling out and things returning to how they were before, with elected (and unelected) leaders tiptoeing around Murdoch like he's the one really in charge. If this Daily Mirror story about 9/11 victims' phone messages being intercepted is true, there's no danger of the momentum being lost any time soon. American people seem to take 9/11 very seriously, and won't take kindly to anything disrespecting those who died. If it's true, Murdoch's just opened not a can of worms, but an exploding can of radioactive shit that will stink up his reputation globally. Things have happened that I never thought I'd live long enough to see, and the indications are that there's more to come. I continue to greet each fresh revelation in the manner of the rubber-necking old bloke on the balcony in Rita, Sue & Bob Too.