News Of The World Staffers Take Parting Shot At Management In Final Crossword Puzzle

from the parting-shots dept

With the closure of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, due to the ongoing criminal investigations and revelations of highly questionable practices involving spying on private citizens and hacking into their voicemails, many people did wonder if the staff would have any sort of message for their bosses in the final edition. Apparently former editor Rebekah Brooks was adamant that staffers not mock them in the final edition, but she failed:

“Rebekah tried everything to stop the staff having the last word and she utterly failed.

“She brought in two very senior Sun journalists to go though every line on every page with a fine tooth comb to ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking messages of the chief executive.

“But they failed and we?ve had the last laugh.?

How? They hid it in the puzzles section. Apparently, a bunch of clues for the various puzzles were not-so-subtle references to the whole thing, including “criminal enterprise,” “catastrophe,” “stench,” and “racket.”

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Killercool (profile) says:


Now I know critical reading skills are not your strong point, but that was never said. The conclusion implied that the offending materials were shared between papers, showing a disregard for legality by publishing them.
As naive as it may be, I’m inclined to assume that simple good faith was involved; in other words, they (NYT) didn’t think their peers were pulling shenanigans.

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