Fun fact for those of you that don’t follow British media news with the wide-eyed curiosity that we do: As we speak, Rupert Murdoch is shitting his pants over an inquiry brought down by the British government that has come as a result of Murdoch’s various UK news outlets doing things like, oh, hacking into the phones and computers of whoever they damn well pleased and paying off authorities when they couldn’t get the info for themselves. It is huge, and it is nasty, and right now, Murdoch is doing everything he can to ditch buckets and buckets of bloody water out of his little (well, it’s actually quite large) rowboat so that the Brits don’t next come for his real cash cow — BSkyB, a massive pay TV operation in the UK. But this phone-tapping mess only seems to get worse and worse, and soon, BSkyB could be up for sale.
Enter Comcast! According to NYT, some inside the big glass dong are already sniffing around; according to Comcast folks, this is hogwash! Flimshaw! BUT HEY: Aren’t those British words?