Generally we prefer it when the media reports the news rather than creates it. However in the case of the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the unravelling of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, we're prepared to make an exception.
This story just will not go away, and there have been some high profile casualties. The original whistleblower had died, possibly having committed suicide, although more sinister reasons cannot be excluded; two of Britain,s most senior police officers have resigned, and Rebekah Brooks, one of Murdoch's most loyal lieutenants has been arrested. And at today's Select Committee hearing at the British Parliament, Rupert Murdoch looked every one of his 80 years, although his visage was not assisted by a generous coating of shaving cream, thrown at him by a protester.
The Herald has made a valiant attempt to keep up with all the most recent developments with this story, and it's a chronicle in itself. The more digging that goes on into the NOTW's activities, the further the ripples spread. Murdoch's hold on the top job in News Limited is looking shaky, although he has declared himself the man to bring the company through this crisis and into the Promised Land. Shareholders do not seem to agree however; news that a replacement for Murdoch was being lined up saw News Limited shares rise.
There's more to come on this story; that much is sure. We await future developments with much interest.