From over on this side of the pond we're watching the news of Rupert Murdoch's British media empire as it envelopes in the flames of scandal. It turns out that Murdoch's "journalists" have engaged in theft, hacking of phones and voice-mail accounts, and even stolen information on major political figures and victims of crimes and acts of terrorism.
Murdoch owns FOX News here in the United States. Everything we're learning from the UK begs the question: if Murdoch's English outlets engaged in such outlandish criminal behavior - if his companies operated in an atmosphere that allowed such crimes to occur freely - is the same true of his media outlets in the United States?
Already is seems clear that FOX News is trying to bury the Murdoch story.