But, it's early days.
The newspaper's deputy editor along with four colleagues was arrested Saturday for making illegal payments to police, and other officials, who appear to be an Army officer and an MoD civil servant.
The other journalists arrested were John Kay, former chief reporter who joined the paper in 1974; Nick Parker, chief foreign correspondent; John Edwards, picture editor; and John Sturgis, deputy news editor.
A woman employed by the Ministry of Defence was arrested at her home as was a member of the Armed forces and a serving police officer with Surrey Police was also arrested at his home in Surrey.
A memo to all staff from the chief executive of News International, Tom Monkridge, said that he had had assurances from Mr Murdoch himself that he was committed to continuing to own and to publish the Sun. (As opposed to ditching it as he did with the News of the World.)
When Rebekah Brooks appeared at a Commons committee in 2003, she was asked by Chris Bryant whether her newspaper had been involved in improper activities.
She replied: “We have paid the police for information in the past.”
Andy Coulson, who was sitting next to her, and clearly a more savvy operator than Brooks, which may be why he, and not Brooks, later worked as David Cameron’s director of communications, nearly fell off his chair in an effort to point out that the hay-head sitting next to him meant to say that any payments were made “within the law”.
It appears that he was lying.
Oh well. These things happen.
A little word of advice to Mr Cameron: When picking staff who are going to be working very closely with you, best to make sure that they are squeaky clean. That's what the Secret Service vetting system was set up to do, so, it should have winkled out Mr Coulson's involvement in this travesty.
Well I say it it should have, what I properly mean is it would have if you hadn't just taken Coulson's word. as a personal friend, that he was as innocent as the day is long, and bypassed the Secret Service.
A little word of advice to the Secret Service: Don't take Cameron's word for anything on anybody. He is an appalling judge of character, and his friends seem to be truly dodgy people.
Furthermore he appears to not know his arse from his arm pit.