Quote of the Day: Inevitability of Phone Hacking Scandal

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Matt Taibbi on how the phone hacking scandal was a natural consequence of modern corporate capitalism:

Once the media business made the collective decision to always put money above editorial judgment, I think scandals like the News of the World affair became inevitable. Because once media companies abandoned the notion that their business was somehow different from other money-making businesses, that there were no longer places they wouldn’t go to generate product, it became inevitable that the corporate media game would become nothing more than an all-out, relentless quest for sensational, titillating material.

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