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    That pic is immense.
     
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    Will there be repercussions that will affect Americans?
     
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    Indeed it is. I can see it from my house.
     
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    The News of the World is to be discontinued this Sunday.
    All proceeds from the Sunday paper are going to charity.
    It was the UKs most popular Sunday paper, and Ireland's third most popular.
     
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    Wow, talk about going for the nuclear option. :eek: i wonder if there was something else behind killing of the paper? Maybe it will return in a few months under a new name, incorporated as a different company not liable for the responsibilities and liabilities of the outgoing one.
     
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    News International already owns the Sun, so all is well for Murdoch
     
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    Good riddance but man, I did not see that coming.

    It is(was) the most popular Sunday paper by far. I wonder what Murdoch is up to.

    I wish we could clear out the rest of the tabloid trash starting with the Daily Mail and the Sun.
     
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    Getting rid of them would do an untold amount of good for these islands lol.

    They are implicated in this too. I think more will come out about the Sun.
    Murdoch's papers know what Murdoch wants, and the Sun will not have behaved much differently.

    These papers have been feeding the public trash for decades.
     
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    An indication of how despicable NOTW were, is this editorial back in 2009 where they publicly gloated about the phone hacking charges not being able to stick:
    Unfortunately, they've removed it since.
     
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    Look at their front pages to see how despicable they were. Christ some of the crud people will read
     
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    I do hope so but I haven't heard anything mentioned about them since all of this came up. Am I missing something?

    The thing is that once Mulcaire was caught, the other private investigators would have shut up shop and covered their tracks, something they must be especially good at. But one can only hope..
     
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    It is an odd question: do the people that read the paper define its content or is the content offered and people decide it is worth reading so they do, and the paper makes sure to continue to offer what their readers want?

    Bottom line is a company will give the customer what he or she wants. If there is a market for the trivial junk "news," some will prosper.

    In the United states, as many here know, we have perhaps a hundred "reality" shows and other programming that would never see the airwaves back in the day. We have no shortage of tabloids, either.

    There is no shortage of tabloid-esque web content. YouTube, TMZ, New Your Times . . . it is unceasing and in one form or another, it will be with us forever.

    Interesting to note that there was a time when there were far more "Yellow sheets" available. Many people have always wanted the good, the bad, and the ugly. Trash appeals to some people.
     
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    Sak, how many tabloids carried the story of the week on the front page? One, in the corner. And it wasn't the Sun. They are all implicated, the question is how much, and if a newspaper highly controlled by the group did one thing, its likely the rest did too, what with the NoTW's former editor the deputy of NI

    That's true Bob, and the paper has focused on sex scandals BS or not, so I guess that's what the public want. And constant hating without basis on specific things/people
     
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    True, but from my time in the States, I remember them being relatively tame compared to what we have over here. Plus the circulation of tabloids in the UK dwarfs that of the broadsheets.

    Here's a bit of insight from an American perspective:
    UK phone hacking: Would the US press do this? - CSMonitor.com
    Yeah, I noticed that too. I was just wondering if somebody mentioned them by name.
     
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    Its quite shocking really how far he got.
    He's definitely done no good for the people of the UK.
     
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    Not that much of a surprise. As that rather excellent article makes plain he's stabbed everyone in the back at some time, so this may be the start of some serious payback. You reap what you sow...... :D

    Hell hath no fury like the Great British Public when they realise that they've been played like suckers by cynical circulation whores. At the risk of reviving bad memories, I'd like to throw The Sun's most infamous headline back at Mr Murdoch.....
    GOTCHA!

     
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    Try buying out bSkyb now Murdoch ;)
     
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    The link isn't working for me.
    Call me a cynic, but one thought I had with that article, excellent as it is, is why now? Obviously, that commentator and many others have known the extent of Murdoch's influence in British politics for some time. Is it just payback? Were they too scared of Murdoch before? Was there a mutual non-aggression pact between newspapers? Are they vexed that the government is so cozy with NI when the likes of DT and DM have been staunchly Tory for so long? Or are they trying to get the government to to curry their favour in the vacuum left by the NOTW?

    Anyhow, I've got some new found respect for Hugh Grant (and we get to see how amoral those involved in British tabloid journalism are:
    YouTube - ‪Hugh Grant: How I exposed hacking‬‏
     
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    Sorry will repost link later.

    Edit

    Fixed link above.
     
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    I fear the main reason is the same one that has caused all the problems for NI.... chasing circulation. There are tens of thousand like "Disgusted from Dagenham" out for blood so there'll be a mad scramble to see which newspaper can claim the highest moral ground now. :rolleyes:

    Plus it must really hurt that it was The Grauniad, for so long the cuddly left-wing liberal publication, that blew the lid off this mess. Skilled and dogged investigative journalism trumped dirty tricks and huge slush funds once again. It's not quite a UK Watergate, but the parallels with Woodward & Bernstein aren't misplaced.

    Google Plus really came along at just the right time for this.... +Jeff Jarvis has been sharing some thoughtful and thought-provoking insights into this and the whole question of regulation of the press.
     

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