Rupert Murdoch may be a monster but David Cameron and co are far worse | Marina Hyde | Comment is free | The Guardian
ndeed, Murdoch\\\\\\\’s contempt for politicians seems largely borne of the embarrassing ease with which he is able to persuade them to fawn over him. “I wish they\\\\\\\’d leave me alone,” he lamented of a succession of prime ministers during last year\\\\\\\’s select committee testimony.For Leveson he removed one glove, sweetly observing that Gordon Brown was unbalanced, but reserving his most insouciantly withering dismissals for the current prime minister. Did he find David Cameron a “lightweight” on his first meeting, he was asked? A pause. “Not then,” came the reply. Cameron\\\\\\\’s needy dash to pay homage at his holiday yacht was treated with the faux-pity it deserved. “Mr Cameron might have thought stopping in Santorini might impress me, I don\\\\\\\’t know,” Murdoch sighed – the unspoken “It didn\\\\\\\’t” hanging derisively in the air.