The Murdoch End-Game?

The deepening and darkening Murdoch mess in Britain is now threatening to entangle the prime minister. More from Mike Giglio on the increasing seriousness of the charges here. Money quote:

Significantly, the arrests are not in relation to the illegal hacking of voicemails or payments to public officials, but to obstructing justice … Court documents released last month allege a so-called “email deletion policy” at News International, discussed by at least one unnamed senior executive, in which “hundreds of thousands of emails, on nine separate occasions, were destroyed,” according to the documents.

Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice carries more serious legal implications than phone hacking. Tom Watson, the M.P. leading the campaign against Murdoch in Parliament, responded to news of the email deletion policy last month by tweeting, “the game is up @rupertmurdoch.”