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July 22, 2018
Shop Talk
Shop Talk
Shop Talk - July 26
(2011-07-26)
(wium) - The panelists talk about the phone hacking scandal involving the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The News of the World.

Reporters for the paper are accused of hacking into the cell phones of a murdered teenager, the families of British soldiers killed in action, politicians, and celebrities. The 168-year old paper was shut down after the practice was revealed.

Murdoch has refused to take any blame for the scandal, so apparently the adage "The Buck Stops Here" does not apply in his media empire.

The Shop Talk panelists cannot come up with any scenario in which the phone hacking could be considered ethical. They believe it was done for prurient reasons rather than in the interest of gathering legitimate news.

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