By Naomi Westland - Special to The Washington Times - The Washington Times Shares
"It always contained scandal but it had strong stories about important people," Mr. Hewlett said of the News of the World. "Mostly, the journalism was outstandingly good, and it campaigned on behalf of its readers."
"It was always naughty, troublesome and entertaining, always stepping over the line but fundamentally there for ordinary working class people," he said. "But then it veered into gross invasions of privacy and [into] stories with no element of public interest."