This post from The Independent helps explain why Rupie has hired a former US Justice Department and White House counsel, among others, to defend his, er, um, honor [sic].
Rupert Murdoch’s global empire is set to face new legal action in the US over alleged illegal practices by News Corp journalists. The lawyer at the heart of the phone-hacking scandal in the UK, Mark Lewis, who was instrumental in exposing the scale of illegal voicemail accessing at the News of the World, is in the “advanced stages” of bringing his first case against News Corp on the other side of the Atlantic.
The news comes as Mr Murdoch prepares to fly to London following a series of arrests of senior Sun journalists. [...]
... Rupert Murdoch, is already being viewed, according to one News Corp executive, as “five-star crisis management” with the future of The Sun on the line.
Can you say “slo-mo schadenfreude”?
If the good guys win this one, if Murdoch is finally brought down, there will be a whole lot of this among my buddies and colleagues (only cooler and with less stickitude):
The Independent has more, so give yourself a treat and link over.