by Max Brantley
New revelations in the Murdoch phone hacking scandal — an allegation from British political leader Gordon Brown that investigators working for Murdoch's corporation accessed his personal financial records.
This is a BIG story that isn't limited to British audiences. Will the other shoe drop? Did Murdoch company techniques in England jump the pond to Foxland?
Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused journalists from across Rupert Murdoch's News International media group of trying to illegally obtain private medical information about his family, details of his bank accounts and his phone messages, a source close to Brown told CNN. ...
Journalists from The Sun, Murdoch's daily British tabloid, obtained details about Brown's seriously ill son and published a story about him, while people working for the upmarket Murdoch Sunday Times tricked Brown's accountants into handing over financial details, the former prime minister alleges.
And speaking of the stench being present in the U.S. From Reuters:
Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday that News of the World journalists had offered to pay a New York police officer to retrieve the private phone records of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper said journalists had wanted the phone numbers of the dead as well as details of the calls they had made and received in the days leading to the attacks.