It's a terrible time to be a News Corp.-owned UK tabloid, but a pretty sweet time if you happen to be the competition. Case in point: The Daily Mail & General Trust newspaper group is feasting on a schadenfreude smorgasbord over Rupe's recent troubles. CEO Martin Morgan was still picking the gristle from his teeth at a press conference today in which he touted the completely above-board means by which his journalists
overturn garbage cans obtain their stories:
"We're considering whether there's a gap in the market for a new Sunday title," Morgan told journalists on a conference call after the group reported a 2 percent increase in underlying revenue for the quarter to end-June on Tuesday.
"Our titles have not published stories based on hacked messages," he said, adding that the company saw no need for an internal investigation into its newsgathering practices.