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Unbalanced News

© Clay Jones

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:



  1. Bard wrote:

    If his people are doing this in the UK, why believe his people aren’t pulling the same bs here?

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2:54 am | Permalink
  2. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    Fox News has been strangely silent about this issue. Even Fox News Watch, which is supposed to be a sort of media watchdog, has mysteriously skipped over this story.

    Weird stuff.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 4:35 am | Permalink
  3. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Its not weird 1032, its a conspiracy. 🙂

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 5:31 am | Permalink
  4. ThatGuy wrote:

    I’ve also seen reports that 9/11 families may have had their phones hacked as well.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink