Andy Coulson has been told by police that he will be arrested on Friday morning over suspicions that he knew about, or had direct involvement in, the hacking of mobile phones during his editorship of the News of the World.
Wow, public officials going to jail for malfeasance in their past. Dick Cheney is proud to be an American!
Meanwhile, yesterday former Murdoch employee as editor of the News of the World Peirs Anthony bemoaned how the scandal has affected the real victims:
"I have a lot of sympathy for those at the top. They couldn't know what's going on ..."
Which is why, I guess, Mr. Coulson is getting arrested, for not knowing what is going on. Meanwhile, Murdoch and his brood and British Roger Ailes, Rebekkah Brooks, remain employed and rich -- aka victims -- while they shut down News of the World and fire a few hundred employees, all while whining that actual journalist shut them down with y'know journalism. Meanwhile, in the U.S. see the earlier Dick Cheney comment.
But hey, at least the U.S. and Britain have one thing in common, they won't criminally punish torturers and war criminals.
Special relationship indeed.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]