Rupert Murdoch is no longer master of his business’s destiny | Media | The Observer
News Corporation in New York has its managements and standards committee operating here. That committee, led by Lord Grabiner QC, is independent of Wapping. It does not tell Dominic Mohan, the Sun editor, when some of his most senior staff are about to be arrested; it simply passes millions of emails to the police, on site, running Operation Elveden, the investigation that is hunting corrupt cops, civil servants – and journalists offering cash for information.
Elveden, as its supreme commander, deputy assistant commissioner Sue Akers, told Lord Justice Leveson last week, is boosting its numbers from 40 to 61 in order to trawl this Sun material in detail. These inquiries are “nearer the beginning than the end”.
Meanwhile Sun journalists are being arrested at a rate not far short of two a week as this investigation proceeds. At this pace, there may be nobody left to bring out the paper in 12 months – and any reassurances will be redundant. Nor is there much that Murdoch can do about it.