Charlie Brooker, a man I rarely read, reckons it is the press itself is the Elephant in the room of the hackgate story:
The phone-hacking affair is one of those stories where the media itself becomes the elephant in the room – an elephant that’s steadfastly ignoring all the smashed and trampled furniture, and is sitting quietly in the corner, mumbling about Hague’s sexuality and the Pakistan cricket squad, and occasionally nodding off mid-sentence to dream about an imaginary crowd gawping in astonishment at a dress they didn’t see. Or to put it another way: an unreliable narrator with the fattest, greyest arse you ever saw.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty