Like the Euston Manifesto demise, its not as if I miss his 'muscular liberalism' but he did write decent articles in defence of new Labour against the media misinformation onslaught.
I wonder, was Murdoch's 'purchase' of Aaronovitch from the Guardian group, a typical case of market dominance suppressing a feisty opposition? A bit like the top four Premier teams buying any decent players from lower down the order and sticking them in their reserves - thereby preventing any challenge. Now if only Nick Cohen would piss off into obscurity I would be happy. Surely if anyone deserves the Murdoch shilling for helping the Tory cause, Nick does.