So News Corp is to stop paying the legal fees of private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, who was jailed over the phone-hacking scandal.
Well, there must have been a reason why the company started paying for his legal team in the first place.
Mr Murdoch senior appeared both surprised and annoyed at this disclosure.
Indeed, throughout his time before the Culture, Media and Sport committee and, in particular, under Tom Watson‘s eagle eye and no-nonsense approach to questioning, Mr Murdoch’s feathers were more than ruffled.
What was startling was how little he appeared to know about the machinations of the News of the World even if it is just a bit player in News Corp.
No wonder the media titan admitted to feeling “humbled” before the committee.
Since so many puns have been written about the pie incident, I see no need for me to add to them.
Anyway, back to Mr Mulcaire.
Notice how I have made no mention until now about Mr Murdoch’s son, James, and Rebekah Brooks.
This is because they apparently knew nothing about what was going on at Britain’s biggest selling newspaper…….
Anyway, back to Mr Mulcaire. I know, I know, I am repeating myself.
All eyes are agog and ears pricked up in preparation for the investigator breaking his silence.
His fees would easily have run into hundreds of thousands of pounds ….
Once again we are back to who “signed-off” on releasing the funds for his fees.
Come to think of it, we still do not know who paid him in the first place to hack into the phones.
We also wait with bated breath to see what Harbotte and Lewis, the law firm used in 2007 to investigate the phone-hacking at the NotW, will reveal now that News Corp is allowing it to talk….