Monday, July 11, 2011

News of the World

  1. News of the World broke into private voicemail accounts.
  2. News of the World used the information they got there to make a load of cash by breaking stories no one else could get.
  3. News International - NotW's parent company - is in big trouble with the British Government in relation to these activities (generally being reported as "hacking" - see our teammate Gyro Gearloose's post on this topic for a quick yet powerful debunking of this notion).
  4. Rupert Murdoch may not be allowed to buy the rest of BSkyB as a result of this brouhaha, much to his chagrin.
Why is the British Government - their equivalent of our Federal Government here in the USofA - so interested in this clearly distasteful and now-financially-ruinous behavior? and why won't they be forthcoming regarding the real reasons for their intense interests here?
The reasons are clear, feds of any nationality don't want anyone else poking around in other people's business - that's their job, and they don't like competition.

Posted by Procrustes 17

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the plug, Procrustes. Nice job on your post as well.