Three people connected to Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World have already been arrested following the revelation that the British paper was hacking into the cell phones of not only celebrities, but also of private citizens. While the story is continually evolving, it remains to be seen whether or not this exposé will also topple Murdoch’s massive media empire here in the US. 

The Nation‘s John Nichols joins The Last Word to explain the history of Murdoch’s extreme influence over British politics and also how this translates to who is—and who isn’t—elected in Washington. For more, read Nichols’s post on the US fallout from Murdoch’s News of the World crisis.

Anna Lekas Miller