News of the World

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Blame the Bobbies

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July 22, 2011

The scandal engulfing News of the World in the U.K. does, as André suggests, raise a host of questions about the role and freedom of the press in a democracy. Murdoch’s access to seats of power, and politicians’ tireless efforts to gain his favour, was well known. But the depth of corruption and foul play […]

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Power Corrupts. Even the Fourth.

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July 21, 2011

Politicians and journalists across the world are closely following the numerous turns in the phone-hacking scandal in England. The story is fascinating, involving, as it does, billionaires, prime ministers, private detectives, and … a pie-thrower. More importantly, though, these events have revealed how sick the media culture has become in the land of William and […]