No, I’m not, frankly. It doesn’t do the newspaper industry any good; it doesn’t do the credibility of journalism any good.
New York Daily News publisher MORT ZUCKERMAN, when asked on CNBC if he’s reacting to competitor Rupert Murdoch shutting down the News Of The World.
From a business POV, Zuckerman added that the newspaper industry in the U.S. was “challenged” in terms of profitability, and added that the term “newspaper business” was an “oxymoron.”
A furor has been building in England for months after disclosures that journalists from The News of the World, a mass-circulation Sunday tabloid, hacked into the voice-mail messages of celebrities and other prominent people. But, this week, the extent of the alleged hacking has broadened dramatically with reports that the newspaper hacked the cellphone of a 13-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in 2002, when Ms. Brooks was its editor.
Additionally, Scotland Yard detectives were also investigating whether the phones of some families of victims of the bombings of three London subway trains and a double-decker bus in July 2005 had also been hacked, according to relatives of the dead.
“We are no longer talking here about politicians and celebrities, we are talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into,” Mr. Cameron told Parliament. “It is absolutely disgusting, what has taken place, and I think everyone in this House and indeed this country will be revolted by what they have heard and what they have seen on their television screens.”
This story gets more and more sickening.