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July 16, 2011 12:00 AM

Tim Rutten: News of the World scandal is wake-up call

Rupert Murdoch is the unrivaled press baron of our era, who through his acquisitive will and insatiable avarice has assembled a media empire, News Corp., that spans the globe. His company's deepest roots are in the press culture of Britain's Fleet Street. News Corp., in fact, still controls nearly 40 percent of Britain's newspaper market, as well as maintaining a controlling interest in its leading pay television service, BSkyB.

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