July 7, 2011
Perhaps the biggest ever media scandal rocks Britain, with Rupert Murdoch’s empire being shattered by a storm of public revulsion, at last.
The tabloid News of the World takes centerstage, as it became known that it had tapped the phones of victims of the 2005 London bombings to get scoops. Also, News of the world paid tens of thousands of pounds to policemen for the same purpose. Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News of the World, who appears on this photo with Murdoch, apparently will be forced out of her job.
I have a personal experience with News of the World. In 2006 I was working as a journalist in my country Bulgaria. It was just before Bulgaria and Romania’s EU accession, and News of the World and the eurosceptic press in general were conducting a campaign, telling their readers that hoards of prostitutes and bandits would plunder the British isles.
I was […]