If Mr Murdoch’s employees can be so brazen as to target the British prime minister, then it is not unreasonable to believe they also might hack into the voicemails of American politicians and citizens.”
Melanie Sloan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Rupert Murdoch: Could his US empire be affected?
By Tom Geoghegan
BBC News, Washington DC
The phone-hacking story has brought down a newspaper that few in the US had heard of. But the implications could yet be felt across the Atlantic.
The closure of the UK’s News of the World newspaper made headlines in the US, despite the paper being little-known.
There was outrage at the methods used by British journalists to get a story – the hacking of phones and payments to police officers.
And there have been questions about how much this could hurt Rupert Murdoch’s huge media empire, News Corporation, which suffered a 7% drop in its share price on Monday in New York