Longtime Rupert Murdoch ally Rebekah Brooks took home a package worth more than £7 million when she was forced to resign last year amid the British phone-hacking scandal, the Financial Times reports. In addition to cash and pension, the former News International CEO received an allowance for a chauffeur and legal fees, for when she faces charges of obstructing justice next year. More immediately, the Murdochs will likely be forced to defend the extra-cushy arrangement — far more generous than initial reports of Brooks’s £1.7 million cash payout — at News Corp.’s annual meeting tomorrow in L.A., where minority shareholders will once again, as a still-futile symbolic gesture, question the ruling family’s leadership.
Mini Mike Bloomberg is playing poker with his foolhardy and unsuspecting Democrat rivals. He says that if he loses (he really means when!) in the primaries, he will spend money helping whoever the Democrat nominee is. By doing this, he figures, they won’t hit him as hard….
….during his hopeless “presidential” campaign. They will remain silent! The fact is, when Mini losses, he will be spending very little of his money on these “clowns” because he will consider himself to be the biggest clown of them all - and he will be right!