FBI to investigate News Corporation over 9/11 hacking allegations. Interestingly enough, Peter King (Douchebag R, Long Island) asked for the inquiry, so maybe it will go somewhere. After all, Obama's team would shit on a request by, say, Dennis Kucinich or Bernie Sanders, but this is a crazy asshole republican, so this phone hacking thing by an organization ruled by a savvy businessman may be worth doing after all (trying to channel Obama, so bear with me). That said, you are no doubt aware that Murdoch withdrew his BSkyB bid. Sad. He wants out of newspapers and in on tv/cable, so that had to hurt.
But something even more wonderful has happened. Namely, Rupert and James have learned that the politicians in the U.K. have managed to stand on their hind legs and they will no longer lick their master's hand: Phone hacking: both Murdochs agree to face MPs following jail threat. You see, both father and son said "no thank you, we're busy that day," when asked to appear before a Commons committee, and the now-standing-on-two-legs politicians said "we aren't afraid of you anymore." Oh my. I assume, but do not know, that lying to the committee is perjury which would be punishable in court. So, we need to find out whether witnesses before the committee can assert something like our fifth amendment right against self-incrimination when called to testify. And we need to get a bowl of popcorn.