So, the News of the World’s tactics are beginning to unravel. And inevitably, questions about Rupert Murdoch’s future plans for BSkyB have now been raised.
But those who say Murdoch’s controversial takeover deal should be put on hold are missing the point.
Isn’t blurring the line between the national media and politics partly how we got into this mess in the first place?
News Corporation does have some explaining to do.
But the central questions are what was the extent of this phone hacking scandal, who helped with that and who knew about it from the start?
Getting side-tracked with BSkyB isn’t important right now. And politics can’t come into that deal, or how will we know it was handled properly?