A British Parliament investigation concludes that Murdoch-owned tabloid News of the World hacked phones " on industrial scale"—including those of police, military, and government officials—in pursuit of gossip on royals.
NotW's owner, New International, tried to blame it all on one "rogue reporter," but the Parliament's report says it is "inconceivable" that one guy did this alone. Company executives have "collective amnesia," and their witnesses attempted "deliberate obfuscation." All for personal details on a handful of crooked-toothed inbreds. Dear World, Thank you for keeping your priorities straight. (But seriously, knowing whether or not Prince Harry is racist sort of matters to me.) [Guardian via GlasgowRose]