Phone “hacking” and libel: any connection?

The schadenfreude enjoyed by so many of us watching the News Corp flail about, unsuccessful at containing the voicemail “hacking” scandal, is fun, of course. As many commentators have pointed out, the scandal has all the requisite elements of good drama: ┬áhubris, arrogance, success, then comeuppance, shame, setback. But I’ve never been a reflexive Murdoch…