Schadenfreude in the Press: Guardian Pillories Murdoch

Guardian.co.uk and the Observer are having a field day lambasting the NoW scandal and heaping withering scorn upon Rupert Murdoch. Can anyone say “schadenfreude”?

Suddenly, Rupert Murdoch seems much less a global mogul, much more a diminished man of glass.

via Murdoch’s malign influence must die with the News of the World | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer.

It’s been a good week for British democracy and a bad one for bullies. Seldom if ever could a well-known surname have so quickly become an epithet of scorn.

via We must seize this chance to ensure a free and diverse media | David Puttnam | Comment is free | The Observer.

The king is dead – long live democracy. With the immolation of the News of the World last week, we saw the end of the pre-eminent political influence of the last three decades in Britain. Rupert Murdoch’s pass to Number 10 has been withdrawn; the access code for his editors and senior executives has expired. All the unseen deal-making, fixing, manipulation and bullying, as well as that princely sense of entitlement emanating from News International headquarters at Wapping, have gone.

via Over more than three decades, no one dared question the perversion of politics by and for Rupert Murdoch | Henry Porter | Comment is free | The Observer.

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