'Murdochs escape relatively unscathed'

James Murdoch (L), his father Rupert (C), and a minder are seen leaving the Stafford Hotel in central London in July 2011 Photo: Reuters

The actual, true story of today was that the Murdochs escaped relatively unscathed. Not that you'd know it from most of the reports.

I recognise that's not a popular thing to say, but it's true. The report would have been more powerful if it had been unanimous.

They have survived Leveson and now this committee. I wonder what their revenge will be? A dish, I imagine, they will want served cold.

But however much their enemies wish it, I don't think they are going away - which makes Labour's approach an interesting one, though the Murdoch press currently seems to hate the Tories more.

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