Phone Hacking Scandal Shuts Down Rupert Murdoch Newspaper
Jul 08, 2011 11:34
News of the World's 168-year-old tabloid legacy has been put under the microscope over the past few days after it was revealed that they'd hired a private investigator to hack into the voicemail of a murdered teen Milly Dowler, before deleting messages to make way for new, incoming voicemails. The move ultimately misled members of Dowler's family to believe she was still alive, when in fact she was long dead.
Thus wasn't the first time News of the World's phone-hacking tactics have been exposed. They were also the one's behind the phone hack involving members of the British royal family. Actress Sienna Miller has also managed to successfully sue the tabloid for hacking into her cellphone. But the particularly despicable nature of the Milly Dowler case was the final nail on the tabloid's coffin, enraging just about everyone from the media to the police.
The pressure and criticism has led to James Murdoch (son of Rupert Murdoch and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of
News Corporation) to officially announce that Sunday's edition of the British tabloid News of the World will be its last, leading to the abrupt dismissal of some 250 employees. According to Murdoch, they will continue to corporate with the two major criminal investigations focused on News of the World.
What if in an alternate universe, all the movies that were ever made actually lived in one single movie, and that single movie happened to be Transformers, (directed by Michael Bay.) The answer: none of them would ever come to be because of all the destruction they constantly cause. Read more
Makeup is wondrous, but sometimes, it completely transforms someone's look altogether. This woman here looks pretty okay we'd say, but after she starts peeling away layers of makeup on one side of her face, you'll want to not trust how anyone looks like with makeup after that. Read more
It goes without saying, Asia is just chock full of beauty. Here are some contestants from the past who proved that it's worth taking at least two looks at Asian beauty. Check out the list below: Read more