The News of the World phone hacking-scandal seemed like it would have the power to bring down Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. Then the story simple ran out of legs. But the full scope has not been revealed yet.
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A letter written on March 2, 2007 by former News of the World royal correspondent Clive Goodman emerged on Tuesday. Goodman claims that the disreputable phone hacking was “widely discussed” at editorial meetings run by former editor Andy Coulsen.
Jonathan May-Bowles will spend the next six weeks in jail for his role in attempting to pie Rupert Murdoch in the face during last month’s phone-hacking Parliamentary hearing. Awesome bonus: His last tweet was a reply @hypervocal.
Which Piers Morgan is more believable? Is it the tabloid editor who answered truthfully in 2009 about “the stuff we used to do” before phone-hacking was a terrible thing, or the CNN host in 2011 who is trying to protect his branded image?
In something straight out of a John Grisham novel or an international intrigue thriller, the former News of the World reporter who became the first journalist to allege his editors were aware of the alleged phone-hacking scandal by his staff, has been found dead.
This is the very definition of media malpractice: FOX News finally covered the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, and it did so by telling people to move on, nothing to see here!