04/23/2012 04:20 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2012

The Tabloid Turncoat

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.