Its hardly “horrific”. Phone hacking isn’t even illegal in the UK. This is a contrived “scandal” started by the Marxist “Guardian” to bring down Murdock’s conservative empire and silence that voice.
Oh that's just silly.
It would certainly be news to Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire, who both plead guilty to illegally intercepting phone messages and spent time in prison for the crime.
And the illegality is hardly the horrific part. It's ethically reprehensible.
Would you object to MSNBC or the NY Times intercepting your private phone messages?