I know it's been out for almost a week, but I wanted to pass along this article from Roger Ebert's blog on the unfolding newspaper and corruption scandal over in Britain: Roger Ebert's Blog: The Dirty Digger
I, for one, can't believe for a moment that the corruption that permeated the News Inc. media over there was limited to Britain. The next several months should prove very
interesting for the media....
EtA: Here's a comparison point: back in the 1980s, the savings and loan crisis had as it's poster boy Charles Keating, the head of Lincoln Savings and Loan. He'd given five U.S. Senators bribes, including John McCain and John Glenn, to keep regulators from investigating his S&L, and he ended up going to jail over it when the S&L failed. The so-called 'Keating Five' and Charles himself was a huge story throughout the entire country.
Well, except in Cincinnati, where Charles' brother William was Publisher and CEO of the Cincinnati Enquirer. William had used his influence to downplay the scandal.