Even before you learn to walk you get a pretty good understanding of what is right and what is wrong. However, you soon learn what you can get away with.
As you get a little bit older, you learn that giving money to the police is not only wrong but it is also illegal.
So, given that everyone understands these things, why should anyone be sympathetic towards Rupert Murdoch or Rebekah Brooks?
They always knew what they were doing, and why, but just didn’t give a damn.
If you have enough money you can make your own rules. By the way, you need a net worth of about US$8-10 billion.
What you can do with your wealth
Coerce, bribe and corrupt politicians and policemen
Hire hackers, thugs, criminals and journalists
Libel innocent people
Destroy lives and careers
Ridicule anyone you like
All in the name of Freedom of speech
Conversely, if you have limited means and get caught stealing a Mars bar from the corner shop, the cops are there in a flash and you’re off to jail. The criminal justice system knows how to deal with people like you.
For decades Rupert Murdoch and his newspapers has been the scourge of many innocent people from all walks of life.
His News Corporation bullied the weak, the meek, celebrities, minorities and anybody with a soft underbelly.
Now he knows what it feels like!
Rupert Murdoch has said that his appearance before MPs over the phone-hacking scandal was “the most humble day of my life”, but denied ultimate responsibility for the affair.
The News Corporation chief spoke of his shame but said he has been let down by “people I trusted”.
Murdoch on Obama in 2008
In an interview with Walt Mossberg, Murdoch was asked whether he had “anything to do with the New York Post’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the democratic primaries.” Murdoch quickly replied, “Yeah. He is a rock star. It’s fantastic. I love what he is saying about education. I don’t think he will win Florida… but he will win in Ohio and the election. I am anxious to meet him. I want to see if he will walk the walk.”