All you need to know about the British press-corruption scandal: It’s as healthy as ever. Or, as the Huffington Post articulates, “IT. JUST. KEEPS. HAPPENING.”
Feb. 12: The Telegraph writes that 100 people have been arrested via three British phone- and computer-hacking investigations.
Feb. 13: The Associated Press reports that six people have been arrested for alleged involvement in “intercepting voice mails for the defunct News of the World tabloid.”
No news here, in other words. Or maybe there is: The Guardian is making this case:
The arrests of six journalists was a dramatic new twist to the phone-hacking scandal on Wednesday morning. The Metropolitan police said in a statement that it had identified a further suspected conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages by three men and three women that is alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2006.
To raise the eyebrows of the world, that “further suspected conspiracy” will have to be some conspiracy.