As ‘Murdoch’s Scandal’ Unravels, Many Implicated : NPR
So this had been going on for a very long time.
GROSS: So this statement by the editor Rebekah Brooks of, like, oh, yeah, we pay the police all the time, that’s in 2003, and the story is just kind of dropped, as you say. Why do you think no one in England picked up the story then? Why didn’t the newspapers run with it? They love scandals.
BERGMAN: But not about themselves. And I think one of the aspects of all of this is that – and as it’s turning out over time – is that many people knew what was going on. It was pretty widespread practices in various news organizations, not only to pay for information, to use private investigator