"All these years, he’s been a tycoon, a media mogul -- and now it's as if he’s suddenly become Citizen Kane."
-- Roy Greenslade, speaking to The New York Times about Rupert Murdoch's influence over British politicians. Greenslade is a frequent critic of Gannett and its U.K. newspaper operations. He blogs about media for London's Guardian, which has been leading coverage of a phone-hacking scandal at newspapers owned by News Corp., which Murdoch and his family control.
Related: Media critic Howard Kurtz says Murdoch's News of the World "didn’t exactly discover phone hacking. Back in 1998, the Cincinnati Enquirer paid $10 million and apologized to Chiquita Brands after a reporter obtained voice-mail messages from a company executive 'in violation of the law,' the paper acknowledged."