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News Corp. phone-hacking case gets uglier - and paper gets shut down

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Not sure how much attention this has gotten in much of this country, but the investigation into the News of the World's phone-hacking scandal keeps revealing more and more ridiculous details.

    Vanity Fair had a good article that gives the background.


    The last few days have revealed, among other things, that the paper hacked into the phone of murder victim Milly Dowler.


    They also hacked the phones of victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings.


    And this, from Jack Shafer:

  2. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Re: The News Corp. phone-hacking case keeps getting uglier

    Fucking Murdoch Empire Gone Wild
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Re: The News Corp. phone-hacking case keeps getting uglier

    Shutting it down:


    Sunday's News of the World edition will be its last.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: The News Corp. phone-hacking case keeps getting uglier

    wow.... that's a sudden end...
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I guess that's one way to deal with it. I'm glad Sulzberger didn't have a similar reaction after Jayson Blair.
  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    But for how long? I can see, after Murdoch gets full control of BSkyB, that he'll announce "public demand" for News of the World and bring it back under new management. It was the leading circulation national weekly, after all, with 2.98 million as of January.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this is more about mollifying the government than anything else.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Can't we lock up Rupert Murdoch?
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    This quote really had me doing this ::)

    Like others said, the News of the World crew -- and most importantly, its advertising revenue -- will be back under a new name and, maybe, a new figurehead leader.

    Murdoch will still rake in the $$$.
  10. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Or, it could be a simple way to save face publicly, while at the same time, helping shore up RM's overall balance sheet (assuming the newspaper properties are struggling like most papers).
  11. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    It also may just funnel more business to The Sun, another Murdock property that seems to serve essentially the same function, so he figure he'll make up revenue with increases there.

    Who knows at this point. The only thing I'm sure of is that this is a business decision and not a moral one.
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The domain sunonsunday.co.uk was registered the other night. Hmmm.
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