The drama about the last-minute deal between Labour, Lib-Dems, and Tories over measures in response to the Leveson report on the phone-hacking scandal obscures the main issues in the scandal.
By controlling such a large part of the means of communication, through sheer wealth, Rupert Murdoch and his cronies play a large part in the public life of the country. They observe no social responsibility or accountability.
The police and Government advisers, if not ministers, were shown to be in cahoots with the Murdoch empire.
All that has been glossed over. Ed Miliband and the Labour leadership did