This whole Murdoch phone-hacking thing seems like a big deal. I don’t know anything about British politics, so I’ll just make these questions. In the United States, Rupert Murdoch owns the Republican party (via Roger Ailes) and the idea of a Republican-led investigation of any of his ventures is ludicrous. Does he own the Tories in England too?
Also too, does the fact that the current UK government is a coalition government affect things? I realize Nick Clegg is too much of a dickless dweeb to stab the Tories in the back over this, but could he, if he had the balls?
Update. Again, I don’t know how things operate in the UK and truth be told, Murdoch would be golden here even if he’d killed this girl himself, but this is pretty fucked up:
But, this week, the extent of the alleged hacking has broadened dramatically with reports that the newspaper hacked the cellphone of the slain 13-year-old girl nine years ago, deleting some messages to make room for more in a move that added to vain hopes that she was still alive.