The Sun never sets on Murdoch’s empire. Rupert Murdoch is personally overseeing the launch of the newspaper’s first ever Sunday edition. The Sun is set to replace News of the World, which was shut down due to the phone hacking scandal. News International CEO Tom Mockridge says “every one of us will seize the opportunity to pull together and deliver a great new dawn” for the newspaper, which will now be available seven days a week.
For anyone who has been following the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, Piers Morgan is testifying today and it’s getting quite interesting. Morgan ran the tabloid, News of the World, when he was 28 before moving over to the Daily Mirror. The Huffington Post is live blogging his testimony. A few highlights below:
Morgan On Celebrities and Privacy
Morgan wonders about the amount of privacy celebrities should be “entitled to,” since they “sell their privacy” for money and public gain.
Morgan said he would put the “genre of celebrity last” if he had to list those who were entitled to privacy.
Morgan As Editor
Morgan said the average editor is only aware of about five percent of what his journalists are up to.
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