Looking Back at the U.S.’ Own Voicemail Hacking Scandal

Exposé forced newspaper to apologize and pay up

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has elicited disgust from across the globe, calling into question the methods used by aggressive reporters in pursuit of a scoop. Particularly, the U.K. tabloid culture has come under fire in the U.S. media for its ethically questionable actions. But it was not so long ago that the United States had a phone hacking scandal of its own.