This, despite local media outlets being wholly separate entities.
Genuine concern mixed with a flood of hypocrisy
As the phone-hacking scandal deepens in Britain and more and more questions are raised (''Murdoch makes mercy dash for empire'', July 11), there is one question that we have yet to hear.
If News Corp employees have broken the law and violated people's privacy so egregiously in that country, have they been doing the same thing in the US and Australia too?
Colin Ford Nimbin
Noting that Mr Ford writes from Nimbin, a town infamous for drug dealing and drug use, as Mr Ford himself wrote: "there is one question that we have yet to hear" - that is, has Mr Ford been engaged in drug activity? Has he been walking up and down the main street of Nimbin selling illegal drugs in broad daylight?
Or would he prefer not to be found guilty by association. It certainly seems good enough for crucifying the eeeeevil Murdoch Empire...
Meanwhile, Antony Loewenstein asks "if firing News of the World journalists is enough to save Murdoch’s credibility".
Well, firing Antony Loewenstein after a few weeks as a cadet didn't do much for Fairfax's credibility. So I guess he'd know.