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Posts Tagged: News of the World

British Hacking Scandal Roundup

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Perhaps the most surprising thing about the British phone hacking scandal is the lack of coverage in the US press.

Among the US newspapers, the NY Times is the only one I can find which has done significant reporting on the story, though the best work on the story comes from (no surprise) the Guardian.

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Phone-Hacking Scandal’s Latest

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With more unraveling of the Murdoch/phone-hacking scandal, the consequences and reverberations of the case have grown extensive and increasingly grave.

The latest development came to light this morning when Sean Hoare, a former employee of the News of the World, who initially outed Andy Coulson for his involvement and awareness of the phone-hacking activity at the newspaper, was found dead in his home in Watford.

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Breaking Laws to Break the Story

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Rupert Murdoch‘s U.K. tabloid News of the World, and its parent company News Group Newspapers (also owned by Murdoch), are under scrutiny after The Guardian reported that the group paid 1 million pounds (1.6 million dollars) in out-of-court settlements to “settle legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of [Murdoch's] journalists’ repeated involvement in the use of criminal methods to get stories.”

The Guardian claims that News of the World editors and reporters paid private investigators to hack into over 2,000 to 3,000 phones of politicians, celebrities, and other public figures.

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