James Cusick: Is there an agitator in Wapping? – Commentators – Opinion – The Independent
That’s like free ad space for Shell and BP in Green Car Monthly or a pro-Iran celebrity personality feature of Mahmoud Ahmadinjad in The Jewish Chronicle. You simply have to ask, why? Would Mr Murdoch have approved the Robertson welcome as he flies into London to deal with The Sun’s crisis? No. Would The Times’ editor have wanted to show solidarity with their tabloid brethren? No, not if it caused them harm, their future and the wrath of Rupert.
Perhaps the strangest decoding of Mr Robertson’s words appearing in The Times is a behind-the-scenes nascent revolution, where those on high inside News Corp’s board have discreetly shouted “in the name of God, go!” at their one-time untouchable master. And I have no doubt who they really wanted the message to be heard by: the US Department of Justice. And it will have heard.