07 July 2011

Temporary relief

About the reasons for closure of the Murdoch newspaper (sic) News of the World, I have no illusions: they are cynical, designed to limit damage and protect larger News International revenue streams from contamination by continuing revelations of wrongdoing by the rag.

About the meaningfulness of the closure I have no illusions either: I confidently expect a distastefully similar replacement to appear in very short order.

About the closure itself, however, I nevertheless feel at least temporary satisfaction. An open sewer through British public life has, however temporarily, been blocked. Good.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

Geoff agrees.