New Allegations Rock Murdoch's World as Britain Becomes Publishing Pariah

Could Fox News be next?

For weeks I've been blaring the siren that the UK is quickly becoming the laughing stock of the publishing world due in part to their stifling libel laws, and now with the shuttering on Sunday of the 168-year old publishing giant News of the World. 

With new allegations that Britain's ex-PM Gordon Brown was also a target of the hacking scandal, Murdoch's feeble attempts to circle the wagon of his media conglomeration is starting to backfire. The latest news points a finger at two additional News International newspapers, The Sun and The Sunday Times.

According to a CNN report, former Prime Minister Brown is stating that he believes he was also a target of 'journalistic' hacking to obtain private details about his financial records and voice mail recordings. 

With the hacking scandal beginning to spread to additional Murdoch owned media entities, the world will be watching to see how he handles these new allegations. News Corp. released a statement acknowledging the allegations and requesting details, 'So that we can investigate these matters further.' 

Thus far, no apologies from Murdoch.  Watch this space for details...

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