Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jul 20 18:11:04 UTC 2011

Paraphrasing Rupert and James Murdoch:

"This newspaper is closed until further notice! I am shocked, shocked
to find that telephone hacking and payoffs for news tips from the
police are going on here!"

A man obviously a plainclothes detective walks up to them and hands
them a brown manila envelope.

"Your information, sirs."

"Oh.  Thank you very much. ... Everybody out at once, before next
Sunday's edition."

With apologies to Julius and Philip Epstein and Howard Koch.


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