Until recently, Rupert Murdoch was considered an “uncrowned king” of Britain. But now his kingdom is falling apart. He’s been forced to shut down one of his newspapers after the disclosure of widespread hacking into the cellphones of possibly thousands of people, including the relatives of killed soldiers, politicians, and celebrities. They even hacked into the voicemail of a kidnapped 13-year-old girl who was later murdered, and even deleted some of her messages. The company also lied to Parliament, and paid off police officers to avoid an investigation.
UPDATE: The Daily Show’s John Oliver explains how bad this scandal really is: