Phone hacking and the News of the World
“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.“
I’ve previously devoted my time to articles concerning the News of the World and phone hacking, discussing the company as a whole and the emergence of the apparent phone hacking scandal. This time, although using the same theme, I also want to focus in a wider perspective. Rupert Murdoch’s company did take the full flak of punishment and media attention but I do want to ask the question, what about other companies? Companies compete, which is part of the business world. In order for other companies to do as well as its rivals it either has to do the same techniques or even better. I’m not surprised now that other companies are somewhat being identified in trickling format. A domino effect is slowing emerging and should be no surprise to you.
When I spoke previously, I identified that phone hacking was no new to society, the view by the media is the only real significant thing which has changed. I watched a film the other day, which spoke about a certain type of car which is emerging today. This film came out in 1996. on top of that, several wire taps on phones were placed. Even in another film watched recently the same thing. These films were both pre-millennium. Don’t let the media shape your thinking. The media has an agenda. It is not when the media decide to run a story a different way, that you decide to start paying attention. Apart from imagination, films come from real life facts too.