Au revoir News of the World

The News of the World is probably the biggest selling newspaper in Britain, and Murdoch & Co have just announced that next Sunday’s edition will be the last, and all proceeds from the sale of this final edition will go to good causes (a bit like the way Miss World contestants blather on about world peace). To take such a drastic (and unprecedented) step makes it seem highly likely that there’s a much bigger scandal behind all this, and Murdoch & Co are trying to cover it up. This one is going to run and run, and looks like it’ll be highly entertaining…

Editing in: a piece from today’s New York Times about Rebekah Brooks:

Woman Rises to Top in Male Tabloid Culture

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