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as a long-time Guardian reader to feel just a hint of Schadenfreude?

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Batteryhuman Thu 07-Jul-11 19:14:30

That's it really. And to hope that the rest of Murdoch's grubby empire gets the same treatment. The MPs don't appear to be cared of Rupert any more.

MadEyeMoodyBra Thu 07-Jul-11 19:15:58

YANBU. I think it will be a pretty unanimous thread.

MotherPanda Thu 07-Jul-11 19:16:26

I'm going to ask a very ignorant question - but what is Schadenfreude? blush

Ilythia Thu 07-Jul-11 19:16:44

YABU to only feel a hint.

Butit's a matter of weeks before the sunday sun. Still don't trust murdoch, it's like he's thought 'what is the least I can do to get this shit over with?'

suzikettles Thu 07-Jul-11 19:16:51

Let's see if they allow Murdoch to wipe the slate clean with his sacrifice of the NOTW before we decide that MPs aren't scared any more.

It'll have been a great deal for him if they do, and I'm not holding my breath.

nethunsreject Thu 07-Jul-11 19:17:15


Batteryhuman Thu 07-Jul-11 19:17:40

Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

And should say "scared" not "cared"

MadEyeMoodyBra Thu 07-Jul-11 19:18:19

Schadenfreude - such a great word. It's taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune (from the German).

MadEyeMoodyBra Thu 07-Jul-11 19:18:42

x post sorry.

Batteryhuman Thu 07-Jul-11 19:18:50

Come on LongFingerNails what's your view of the Guardian's role in this?

suzikettles Thu 07-Jul-11 19:19:10


catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 19:19:34

YANBU but NoTW closing down is just a shrewd business move by Murdoch and not enough by a very long chalk

Ilythia Thu 07-Jul-11 19:19:54

I liked 'cared' I thought you meant as in enamoured, as in they aren't
Or something <confuses self>

PastyKensit Thu 07-Jul-11 19:24:13

I'm sure the NoTW employees who have lost their jobs (and their families) will appreciate the OP's sentiments.

MrsCog Thu 07-Jul-11 19:27:49

YANBU but although I would doubt the Guardian is involved in anything as terrible as phone hacking, don't forget that all journalists are pretty unscruplous - I despise most of our media in this country!

BupcakesandCunting Thu 07-Jul-11 19:28:38

Yeah it's a shame that for the NOTW people who've lost their jobs, just like it was a shame for all of those Nazi soldiers getting made redundant when the concentration camps shut down.

LolaRennt Thu 07-Jul-11 19:28:59

Patty the NOTW employees have been told they will be offered work wlse where in the company. MOst likely in a renamed version of the exact same sunday newspaper

wearenotinkansas Thu 07-Jul-11 19:30:20

ha ha! me too. Although like PatsyKensit do feel sorry for the people losing their jobs.

LineRunner Thu 07-Jul-11 19:37:35

It's all to protect Cameron.

Shallishanti Thu 07-Jul-11 19:42:28

but, as others have said, I think it's probably just a cynical sacrifice which Murdoch can well afford. Let's see if there's a change of attitude in the other papers he owns

MotherPanda Thu 07-Jul-11 19:42:29

ooh - that is a nice word smile

aquashiv Thu 07-Jul-11 19:43:34


I am delighted and disgusted in equal measure..

Ashamed he has such a hold over the British publics views. His papers ability to change the mood of the country with how chooses to spin a story.

Cameron is good friends with the editor am sure he will protect her.

I would like to see the little weasal get out of this one.

chubsasaurus Thu 07-Jul-11 19:44:59

THe actions of those involved in phone hacking are unforgivable.

Murdoch himself is a great man. He provides THOUSANDS of jobs (sadly no longer for the NOTW journos) and gives millions upon millions to charity.

chubsasaurus Thu 07-Jul-11 19:45:21

also YABU to read the Guardian grin

catgirl1976 Thu 07-Jul-11 19:45:33

Wow. Really?

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