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Murdoch's Sky News admits hacking emails for stories - how is this different than Wikileaks and Assange?

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Image uploaded from a quicklink Obviously we're well past the point where anyone can say the hacking was an isolated incident on just one part of the Murdoch media empire. The excuse being offered by cable news channel Sky News is that they stand by their crimes because they were in the best interest of the public. Now that's contrition.

Maybe evidence acquired illegally in the UK will hold up in court, but that presents some serious problems in the US. Not to mention the ethics, and overall creepiness, of it.

It's interesting that the Murdoch media network has been so hard on Julian Assange and Wikileaks yet surprise, surprise, they have a great excuse for themselves. After all, what's more important: someone lying about a death to get the insurance money (the Murdoch paper's excuse) or an administration's lies about the justification for war (Wikileak's excuse)?

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