The planted notion here is that His Rupertness (or The Alien, as Mike Royko
used to call him) has somehow engineered a well-timed scandal. Not being much
given to conspiracy theory, I'd suggest that Murdoch is merely, um, "lucky".
The story was apparently held for some weeks to coincide with the convention,
but that could be as much for newspaper sales as politics. And whether it will
actually harm His Slickness is far from clear. Indictments from Kenneth Starr
would, but Willy seems to weather ordinary scandals with ease.
And unless you're really into conspiracies, Rupert wouldn't have a story or a
political play at all if Mr. Morris hadn't been so incredibly stupid.
On the other hand, has Dicky Poo ever played for Metallica?