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    • CommentAuthorpatient_x
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2011 edited
     (10017.1)
    To be honest, ever since I heard "yellow journalist" spoonerized out into "jello yearnalist" I knew there was hope.

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    "But let's agree for a moment that he was the spider at the heart of the web. Either way, his reign is over. Judging from the headlines coming out of London, the current U.K. scene is giddy as Romania during the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu. Everybody is reviling the formerly feared genocidal tyrant. The press is speculating that his son James may be prosecuted in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for his role in containing the phone-hacking scandal; that former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, currently chief executive of News International, is so doomed even Murdoch-supplicant Cameron said today her resignation should be accepted; and that Les Hinton, now the editor of Murdoch's Wall Street Journal but the chairman of News International during the phone-hacking years, has now fallen into the scandal "spotlight." Rushing into the building on fire is Rupert Murdoch himself. He's flying to London on Saturday, according to the Financial Times...

    If there are anywhere near 4,000 phone-hacking cases, as one senior detective says, Murdoch could be bleeding slowly for as long as he lives. He no longer enjoys the friendship of the people he bought and has learned the hard way that real power is constrained by the truth. Like some discredited god, all the potency once ascribed to him is evaporating. The paper tiger is on fire."

    By Jack Shafer
    Posted Friday, July 8, 2011
  1.  (10017.2)
    You get half a million bonus points for having jello in your post.

    Interesting to know Murdoch's poss. in trouble.But I figured something like this was coming eventually...
    Thanks for sharing :)
    • CommentAuthorpatient_x
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
     (10017.3)
    It's also interesting to find out that wiretapping and targeting of victims in general is still illegal in whatever country Warren is hiding in currently.