….and a newsroom full of hacks to pay for it

(With apologies to a once-famous anti-fur advertising campaign)

It’s good to see how quickly the media have seen through Rupert Murdoch’s slaughter of the innocents. Only Alan Rusbridger declared himself ‘baffled’ by the decision to close The News of the World after 168 years. But then, he is editor of the Guardian, and a big fan of Ed Miliband.

Above all, what this desperate move shows is just how desperate the Digger is to do this deal. As I pointed out the day before yesterday, without it Newscorp will be…..Newscorpse.

If Cameron misses this own-goal, I give up.

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