Rupert Murdoch tweets Scrapbook over Boris Johnson row

Intervening on Boris Johnson’s undeclared meetings with News International last night, Rupert Murdoch tweeted directly to Political Scrapbook.

Having apparently read our piece on the Times column offered to Boris Johnson as the phone hacking scandal was about to explode, Murdoch tweeted:

But the billionaire didn’t seem up for responding to our follow-up question:

Confusingly a feature introduced by Twitter two days ago led to Murdoch’s tweet being absent from the default “no replies” feed displayed — leading Scrapbook to report that he had deleted his tweet.

Good to see we’re getting under their skin though.


  1. Chris says:

    This post has changed since the first time I read it, but there’s still a key mistake…

    He hasn’t deleted it – it’s here:

  2. Charles says:

    First not-a-scoop, then not-a-delete. Keep up the good work showing News International good journalism!

  3. Animal says:

    I’m all for holding politicians to account but this latest post smacks a little of desperation. And you really should be rather less smug – the changes to Twitter only demonstrates substandard reporting on your part.

    By the way, if you are going to publish a ‘story’ and then make subsequent changes to it then you shoud state so. Don’t claim someone is being sneaky when you indulge in similar tactics.

  4. Laurence says:

    By the way, if you are going to publish a ‘story’ and then make subsequent changes to it then you shoud state so.

    Can you read? That is what the last paragraph is about.

  5. Animal says:

    Laurence, are you unable to state it was an update? Can you understand that?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I doubt much gets under Murdoch’s skin which is pretty thick to begin with. Private Eye have been giving Murdoch a hard time for years and he’s never once sued them, unlike Captain Robert Maxwell!

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