Or, as the Observer puts it:
George Osborne was dragged deeper into the furore over the Murdoch empire’s links to government as it emerged that he entertained Rebekah Brooks for a weekend at his country residence as Rupert Murdoch was planning to take over BSkyB. […]
News of the weekend gathering will also increase pressure for Osborne to appear in person at the Leveson inquiry […] So far Osborne has been asked only to give written evidence, although his aides said he would now be happy to appear if asked.
What do you expect Osborne’s aides to say: “He’s shitting bricks”?
Anyway, I digress. Compare and contrast:
… which I guess makes Murdoch Krusty the Clown.