Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nighttime Snack: News of the World

Apparently one of the leading magazines capitalizing on scandal couldn't survive a scandal of its' own.
I'm not sure if anyone else out there noticed, but that tabloid that posted the Bong-gate pictures of Michael Phelps has shut down. News of the World was a high selling part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire and might have crossed a line that even made Murdoch's other line-crossing baby, FOX News, not want to be associated with them.

While I like to make jokes about the bong incident and was genuinely disappointed with the whole situation, I must say that I was disgusted with News of the World and even more disappointed with the people at the party in South Carolina who betrayed Michael's trust by selling the pics to those sleazy bums.

This time News of the World was amid a scandal that involved bribery and illegal wire tapping. Go figure.

Good riddance.


  1. Wow, I saw that they were shutting down, but didn't make the connection that they broke the bong pictures.

    At first though, it's a shame that a publication that's been around that long (it's older than all of our great-grand parents, most of our great-great grandparents, and in my case longer than probably my great, great, great grandparents) is going away...but when you saw what it had become, I agree. Good riddance.

  2. They hacked into the voicemail of a murdered 13 year old girl, then deleted messages so that more would come through. Bunch of scumbags.