Murdoch’s paper may have hacked nearly 5,800 celebrities, politicians, athletes, more

This is very interesting with an election year coming up here in the states. So far we’ve not heard any connection to Murdoch’s properties here in the US, FOX and the Wall Street Journal. But it’s hard to imagine that the growing scandal won’t impact those operations at some point, if just to throw them somewhat into turmoil in terms of their leadership. From the Daily Mail:

Nearly 5,800 celebrities, politicians, sports stars and others may have been targeted in the News of the World hacking scandal, it was claimed last night.

The latest figures suggest the practice was far more widespread than has previously been admitted.

One of the problems that both Fox and the WSJ are going to have is with their respective reputations. At some point, this scandal may so weaken the Murdoch brand that a news operation (even a fake one like Fox) can longer afford to be part of a media family that includes a burgeoning criminal conspiracy. Democrats should be doing more in this country to use this scandal to tar the overall Murdoch brand.

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