Only five days after George Osborne's Budget handed money back to rich top-rate taxpayers, the Sunday Times published a video showing Tory Treasurer Peter Cruddas promising undercover reporters "premier league access" to David Cameron in return for donations of £250,000.
Within 24 hours Cruddas had resigned and Cameron was being pressured to release details of which particular donors he had wined and dined at Downing Street. A day later, Cameron was forced to reveal a list of "significant donors".
Of course, the irony is that anyone actually wanting to read the Sunday Times article would have to pay to get past their website's online pay wall. It seems Murdoch isn't always against cash for access.