Unlike many employers, who would have baulked at the idea of re-employing a manager who failed to notice massive organisational corruption, Rupert Murdoch has generously provided a job at media agency Storyful to criminally inept former editor Rebekah Brooks.
Earlier this year, Mrs Brooks was cleared of being even vaguely awake during her tenure as editor of News of the World. Her lawyers proved that rather than being a criminal at the heart of a scandal, she was simply innocently clueless, ‘like a cute ginger kitten on rohypnol’.
A spokeswoman for NewsCorp said: ‘Yes, Brooks is clearly the worst manager we’ve ever had. But gross misconduct is not a barrier to employment, provided you know how to keep schtum and giving the impression of competence is not always desirable. Ask Coulson how he liked Wandsworth.’