For decades, Rupert Murdoch's News International has waged propaganda war in the United Kingdom. Through the demagoguery of his newspapers and systematic smear campaigns against those refusing to serve elite agendas, with those otherwise gaining Murdoch's favour sycophantically and inanely bolstered in the rags' editorials.
Revealing the oligarchical corruption of the Murdochs (rather than incompetence purveyed) with such direct transparency and interrogation is a true victory for our democracy. But we should make no mistake that without the mass and particular indignation of amoral phone hackings, its criminal and propagandistically tyrannical practices would have continued identically and unashamedly. The WikiLeaks principle applies: Resistant outrage and democratic consciousness of establishment authoritarian agendas prevents their implementation otherwise systematically concealed and enforced.