We all know the depths to which tabloid papers like the News Of The World will sink in order to publish stories that they think will increase their circulation. They’re prepared to print lies, and the Murdoch press (News Of the World, The Sun, The Times etc.) is even prepared to use their power to try to completely destroy those who take them on. However, the News Of The World and Rupert Murdoch may have just overstepped the mark by attracting the attention of a group of people that are rather more tough than they are.
Rupert Murdoch is a republican. For as long as he’s been involved in the British media, it has been his mission to destroy the British royal family. Year after year, his papers have published stories aimed manipulating British public opinion against the royals. Now, the tactics they have been using have been revealed by the anti-terrorist police. It seems that the News Of The World has been listening in on phone messages on the phones of members of the royal household over a long period (years, apparently), in order to get their “tittle tattle”. This is illegal, and most people, I believe, would find it unacceptable.
Notice that it’s anti-terrorist police that have moved in; arresting a News Of The World journalist, and raiding the newspaper’s offices in London. Is there a serious security threat? I doubt it – The News Of The World likes to spend its time peddling inconsequential “celebrity” gossip; they’re not terrorists. So, I suspect this is as much about the anti-terrorist police demonstrating to Murdoch that they don’t like his methods, as it is about anything else.
It really is about time that someone gave Murdoch and his rottweilers a slap. Actually, I’m sure many people would have preferred the ladies and gentlemen of the anti-terrorist branch used one of their more drastic approaches here – pumping multiple rounds of bullets into people’s heads. However, this is a great start. I wonder if the Murdoch press will have the balls to try to take these guys on, now that one of their own has been arrested and their offices been raided? I really hope they give it a go… because they’re 100% guaranteed to lose big-time if they do!
Let battle commence…