But he still voted for it, allowing Madelson's shambles to get through the wash-up.
Now he's the head of a department, DCMS, which has seen vested interests rule the roost whilst failing to sort out the mess that is the Digital Economy Act (now delayed until 2014 at the earliest).
So no, the revelations at Leveson today regarding Murdoch and News Corp don't surprise me in the slightest.
How he's managed to keep his hands clean this long, given the mess which is the UK's digital policy under his watch, I've no idea. Mr Hunt, who happens also to be my local MP, should now resign.