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In his testimony to the Leveson Inquiry todayRupert Murdoch again tried to pin the blame firmly on his staff for the serious problems which are threatening the very existence of his media empire. 

Not surprising really, considering he’s spent the best part of the last three years trying to spread the blame on anyone else but himself.

Here’s a list of the various people Rupert Murdoch has tried to blame in the past for the scandals at News International:

the Guardian

the police

a ‘rogue tabloid’ (News of the World)

ex-News of the World reporters

ex-News of the World editor Colin Myler

ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson

ex-News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman

ex-News International lawyer Tom Crone

ex-News International lawyer Alastair Brett

ex-News International lawyers Harbottle & Lewis

ex-News International chairman Les Hinton

ex- Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil

ex-Times editor Harold Evans

ex-Sun editor David Yelland

private detective Glenn Mulcaire

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre

ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown

the BBC

Labour MP Tom Watson (of course)

Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable

Steve Coogan

Hugh Grant

the internet

Google

Barack Obama

Mumsnet

Blackberry

his son’s inexperience

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And if that list isn’t enough to convince you his words today were not really sincere, here’s what Rupert really thinks about his own part in the mess, in his own words:

I do not accept ultimate responsibility. I hold responsible the people that I trusted to run it and the people they trusted. It is for them to pay … I think that frankly, I’m the best person to clean this up.

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Come on Rupert.

Do the decent thing, stop blaming everyone else for your own shortcomings and resign!

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If you think I’ve missed anyone or anything Murdoch’s tried to blame for his own mess, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Thanks.

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