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.
More than just the reputation of Murdoch’s media empire is at stake today. It is believed that Rupert Murdoch could step down as CEO of News International if his appearance before UK’s Parliament doesn’t go well.
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.
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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!