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July 7, 2011

Hacked to Death: The Times Murdoch “News of the World” Cover

1. What’s black and white and dead all over?

2. Is Rupert history … or is this addition by subtraction?

3. London blackout.

4. What’s a newspaper?

5. Forty-two years later, it’s still about the pay-off.

As England stews over Murdoch pulling the plug on the News of the World, The Times delivers this smashing front page featuring Murdoch in ‘69. (Caption below.)

(h/t: @A_L. photo: Times archive caption: Rupert Murdoch casts a proprietorial eye over his new purchase in 1969 after fighting off a £34 rival bid from Robert Maxwell to buy the News of the World. It remained a broadsheet until 1984.)

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