With another admission of illegal hacking by the British press this morning, it's getting hard to differentiate the scandalized newspapers from the non-scandalized newspapers. Today, The Guardian reports that News Corp's Sky News network admitted to authorized e-mail hacking on two separate occasions. It was a hacking breach in 2008 by Gerard Tubb, the network's northern England correspondent, and it was approved by Simon Cole, the managing editor of Sky News. So which newspapers haven't admitted to dirty tactics like bribery, breaking into voice mails or peeking at email accounts? Here's a review of Britain's dailies, excluding its regional newspapers:
The Sun: The Sun has been dogged by allegations of phone hacking at the senior level, which was once-edited by besieged News Corp. exec Rebekah Brooks. Still, the publication hasn't fessed up to hacking.
Financial Times: The salmon-colored financial paper has not admitted to hacking or bribery.
Daily Mirror: Allegations of phone hacking at The Mirror have threatened to ensnare former editor and now CNN anchor Piers Morgan, and in January the editor of the paper told a press ethics investigation that hacking "might well have" happened, though without his knowledge. Former journalists at the Mirror group said they routinely observed hacking at the Sunday newspaper The People, owned by the Mirror, and a former reporter at the Sunday Mirror said private detectives were often used to get peoples' personal information. The chief executive of the publishers of the Daily Mirror has said “We have only seen unsubstantiated allegations and I have seen no evidence to show me that phone hacking has ever taken place at Trinity Mirror.”