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Back to the idea that Murdoch is a supranational nation state, with the newspapers acting as his enforcers.

The solicitors' professional association in Britain has announced a preliminary inquiry into crimes committed by lawyers in phone hacking scandal.
http://www.sra.org.uk/sra/news/press/now-investigation-launch.page
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/butterworth-and-bowcott-on-law/2011/jul/25/phone-hacking-lawyers-mobiles

This investigation is launched as lawyers for celebs and other victims of phone hacking begin to discover their phones were hacked too.

Having suborned Scotland Yard, and, apparently, MI5, Murdoch may have corrupted some of his lawyers as well.

Finally, in the suborned lawyers front, the judge appointed by Prime Minister Cameron to sit on lead the inquiry into the phone hacking scandal has socialized with Murdoch's daughter. Whigs demand wigs scalps.


Lord Justice Leveson, not looking very swift.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018405/Rupert-Murdoch-scandal-Phone-hacking-inquiry-judge-urged-come-clean.html


Meanwhile, his rival the NYT has set David Carr to the task. In the business pages today, Carr sums things up pretty nicely, saying James is doomed since the Crone/Myler "his testimony was mistaken" announcement of last week, and its over for Rupe, too. Ding, dong!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/business/media/scandal-splinters-the-murdoch-family-business.html?_r=1&scp=4&sq=david%20carr&st=cse
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