Over a month later Murdoch is openly defending his use of celebrity photographers. "I don't want to throw stones at glass houses," he told reporters Tuesday, "but I would certainly say that we were by no means the worst offenders." Ever the pragmatic media boss, he added that Diana's death would mean a "cost saving" for his newspapers - which, he said, had been paying far too much for snaps of the Princess.
Murdoch's comments were dressed up as a defense of press freedom and an attack on privacy laws. But for the Sun's supremo to make such a blatant pro-paparazzi case shows just how much the entire press has freed itself from the burden of blame in Diana's death.