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10:38 AM, July 8th, 2011

Does anyone else find this quote from David Cameron a bit worrisome? I know the UK is reeling from this hacking scandal, but throwing the idea of a free press completely out with the bathwater seems a bit drastic. 

[Cameron] said an inquiry into the workings of the press could begin this summer and lead to a new system of regulation that should be “independent of the press so that the public will know that newspapers will never again be solely responsible for policing themselves.”

[via nytimes]

4:45 PM, July 7th, 2011
In 2004, the New York Post erroneously predicted on the front page that Sen. John Kerry had picked Dick Gephardt as his running mate in 2004. That very day, the Kerry campaign announced its choice would be Sen. John Edwards. Oops. We compiled some more News Corp. scandals here.

In 2004, the New York Post erroneously predicted on the front page that Sen. John Kerry had picked Dick Gephardt as his running mate in 2004. That very day, the Kerry campaign announced its choice would be Sen. John Edwards. Oops. We compiled some more News Corp. scandals here.

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