Screenshot available on my Flickr
News of The World is shutting down in the wake of a phone hacking scandal. The paper has been around since 1843 and moved like 3 million copies a week. It was the best selling English newspaper. I post this screenshot not for historical reference but for humor. It’s ridiculous.
The faces of the top are responsible, but they’ve all been promoted out of reach. The writers and staff are less culpable, but they’re out on the street. Meanwhile, it’s all the usual boobs and bums below, poking out as if nothing had ever happened.
Anyways, the site is still up for now. Word on the street is that they’re going to restructure and release something else on Sundays (BBC), but the mob on the street is pretty rightly pissed and may ask for Rebekah Brooks’ head and maybe one of Murdoch’s clones.