By Jason Moore

THE parliamentary showdown between the Murdochs, Rebekah Brooks and a group of British MPs is being billed as the must watch TV show of the week. Judging how some television networks are behaving you would have thought that it was another instalment of a hit soap opera rather than a very serious investigation. But it is not only the TV networks who are behaving in this way. MPs also look on a mission to get their 15 minutes of fame.

I think it would be a better idea if the parliamentary committee hearing was not televised. Some very serious allegations have been made against the Murdoch organisation and I don´t really understand why their evidence and cross examination needs to be televised. If it wasn´t on a camera I suspect that MPs might behave in a more responsible manner and not just play to the camera. This must be a proper investigation by a group of law-makers who are probing alleged wrong-doing by one of the biggest media outfits in the country.


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