- To talk more about the phone hacking scandal and what it reveals about the Rupert Murdoch media empire, Democracy Now! interviewed the British journalist who has been most responsible for exposing the widening story. Nick Davies has been covering the phone hacking case at The Guardian newspaper with 75 stories over the past three years. He has been described as Britain's one-man Woodward and Bernstein — a comparison to the legendary Washington Post reporters who exposed the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. Just over two weeks ago, Davies revealed the Murdoch-owned, News of the World, had illegally hacked into the phone of the missing schoolgirl, Milly Dowler, and her family in March 2002, interfering with police inquiries into her disappearance. "The Milly Dowler story was fantastically powerful … but I never foresaw this extraordinary chain reaction of emotion, which just pummelled the entire Murdoch camp," Davies told Democracy Now! July 21. "Within three days, it reached a point where nobody could seem to be seen as Murdoch’s ally anymore. For years, the opposite has been the case, that no one could been seen as Murdoch’s enemy."

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