The Murdoch Empire at bay

With Rebekah Brooks down, the legal inquiries move up the food chain to the next level.

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Bloomberg is estimating that if Rupert Murdoch were to leave News Corp., the company would be worth 50 per cent more.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Monday, 07/25/2011 12:00 am EDT

Panic makes people stupid. It would be very stupid, for example, for the former editor of a British national newspaper, facing probable criminal charges for bribing policemen and illegally accessing the voice-mail of several thousand people, to put her computer and various incriminating papers in a large plastic bag and dump them in a garbage bin in a parking garage within a few metres of her London home.

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