Meta-news: the good online oil on the phone hacking scandal

  • Media
  • July 12, 2011
  • Vanessa Ellingham
Meta-news: the good online oil on the phone hacking scandal

It has all the key ingredients of a holy grail story that would be right at home in the News of the World: secrets, politics, royalty, skullduggery, dubious ethics and alleged bribery. And yet the 168-year-old tabloid renowned for nabbing such stories closed on Sunday after it emerged it had hacked into the phones of murder victims and allegedly also 9/11 victims, royals and politicians. As you can imagine, there's a whole heap of information, commentary and satire available online about the scandal. And we've collected the best of it so you don't have to.

At the centre of the scandal is media mogul Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation. As the man who increasingly appears to have the whole world in his hands, the most poignant coverage of the drama this week has questioned his hold not just on his own massive media organisations, but on politicians and others too afraid to speak out for fear of his wrath.

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  • Advertising
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  • Caitlin Salter
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