Rupert Murdoch and News Corp have never been friends of the the Liberal Democrats or their leaders. In fact it has made a point of ignoring the party, making an exception only to smear Nick Clegg and his predecessors.
At the same time he and his companies went out of their way to build relationships with Labour and Tory politicians in turn as the fortunes of the two parties varied over time.
Now in the rush by these parties to distance themselves from the sinking ship that is News Corp one might imagine that mutual distrust between the Murdoch empire and politicians of all parties has always been the order of the day.
So by way of proving it has been the Lib Dems who have taken the principled stance against Murdoch over the years - and paid the price in terms of how they have been covered - I'm holding a competition.
I'd like to hear people's favourite smear of the Lib Dems over the years. Here's mine: Racehorses more popular than Clegg.
But I'm sure others can do much better.