There has been a huge storm in UK developing over the past days/weeks and and years over the phone tapping practices of News of the World journalists.
News of the World is a tacky, low rent UK tabloid that specialises in gossip and sleaze. Over the years to keep up with it's readers appetites the journalists have tapped into the phones and mailboxes of celebrities, sports starts, murder victims, the royalty in fact thousands of people. They have derailed police investigations into murders and confused and destroyed victims of crime. There is now a full Parliamentary inquiry into this scandal.
News of the World is owned by Rupert Murdoch. One of the fallouts of this issue is News limited push to gain further media control through it's expansion of British Sky B and the push to be Australia's overseas media controller. (The government has currently stopped the tender process for this )
So what should be done about rogue media organizations that routinely hack thousands of peoples phones and lives to flog sex, scandal and tears stories ?