Rupert Murdoch has labelled victims of phone hacking “scumbag celebrities” after they met David Cameron during the Conservative party conference.
On Saturday night Murdoch took to Twitter to criticise the talks in Birmingham between the prime minister and members of the Hacked Off campaign, singer Charlotte Church, former Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames and actor Hugh Grant.
Murdoch tweeted: “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing for even more privacy laws. Trust the toffs! Transparency under attack. Bad.”
Crikey! Most of my life I have understood the meaning of the word scumbag to mean “bag of scum”. Mr. Murdoch is clearly using it in a different way to mean “an unfortunate human being who became grist to the mill of a sensation-creating gossip rag”.
What a nasty old man.