That according to a tweet posted 8 minutes ago (8:22 a.m., roughly) by ExNOTWjourno2. And my new favorite tweeter says Les Hinton didn't resign--he was forced out in an attempt to save anyone named Murdoch. I assume the same with Brooks, even though people claim there was some sort of father-daughter like relationship there (um, I don't think so). Long and short, the Murdochs must be in a frenzy, because they just threw overboard two people who can only point higher.
I can't even begin to tell you how overjoyed I am. And it's not just because I"m enjoying a nice big mug of schadenfreude. It's this: I have been convinced for a long time now that nothing will change until we change the media. Now the media in the UK is better than here--god bless the Guardian, my paper of record--but the outrage there could very well mean change here. Good change. If nothing else, the Murdochs have blinked. That by itself is good. We can punish/motivate/influence the media more than we know. Time to get to it.