Thursday, April 5, 2012

#Leveson:Murdoch Revenge For #Cameron The Back Stabber.

Since the phone-hacking scandal blew up last July, Prime Minister David Cameron, linked to Murdoch's newspaper executives both socially and through his ex-spokesman, former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, has taken steps to distance himself.

Cameron bowed to public outrage - and limited the political damage - by setting up judge Brian Leveson's inquiry into the press and urging Murdoch to call off News Corp's intended 9 billion pounds takeover of the rest of BSkyB.

The Murdoch press, under fire, became less aggressive for a while, but in recent weeks has gone on the offensive against Cameron.

"There's a widespread view that it is revenge, pure and simple, that Murdoch thinks the establishment, led by David Cameron, is out to destroy him, so he is out to destroy Cameron," says publisher and broadcaster Andrew Neil, a former editor of the Sunday more