The Commons Culture Committee – or part of it – has delivered itself of a headline conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is ‘not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company’.
These are people who have most probably never run anything serious.
They are politicians who should at least know something at first hand about the business of running a government.
How many of them, even now, are suggesting – albeit retrospectively – that Jack Straw and Tony Blair – whose memory has conveniently departed – were fit persons to run the government of a country and agree to the inexcusable practice of extraordinary rendition?
Were this pair more fit and proper persons to lead a national government than Murdoch was to run a news service?
Their illegal excursion – also denied until the evidence was there – led directly to deaths.
Phone hacking, reprehensible as it is, has not lost lives, to the best of our knowledge.