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Rupert Murdoch Calls Phone Hacking Victims ‘Scumbags’

Rupert Murdoch, Twitter user extraordinaire, has fired off a doozy of a tweet. As you can see, Murdoch didn’t appreciate members of the Hacked Off group talking with the UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron. Hacked Off consists of some celebrities — such as Hugh Grant — who had their phones hacked by News of The World. It’s a group dedicated to gaining an accountable UK media, in response to the phone hacking scandal.

Murdoch immediately faced backlash for the comment and so he backed off a bit, explaining to one person, “never referred to any particular people, just some ‘dodgy’ self promoting celebrities.”

Oh, right! If you’re a celebrity you probably deserved to have your phone hacked. While we agree that Grant should be punished for Did You Hear About The Morgans?, we don’t agree that his phone should have been tampered with.

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