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The Tabloid Turncoat

New York Daily News

Posted: 04/23/2012 4:20 pm

Five years ago, Colin Myler, now the editor of the Daily News, received a message from Rupert Murdoch's people. At the time, Myler, a square-faced Brit, was a top ­editor at Murdoch's Post. Now the bosses at News Corp. had an even better job in mind: Would Myler like to run ­Murdoch's storied British weekly, News of the World, the largest-circulation paper in England? It was a plum job, the top of the English tabloid heap, but the offer came with a catch.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |