After the NOTW debacle, and with Rebekah Brooks still gainfully employed, the BSkyB transaction is DOA in my opinion. Politicians across the political spectrum in the UK no longer fear the wrath of Mr. Murdoch, and it's quite possible this whole episode could trigger inquiries into methods of operation with Mr. Murdoch's US operations. It's my opinion, to use the baseball analogy, we're just in the first inning of investigations....i.e., who knew what and when? Frankly, it's impossible for me to believe that Ms. Brooks, as well as other high placed executives at News International, could not have known what was going on at NOTW. IMO, the stock is toxic until many questions are answered.