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But Jack Shafer insists that Murdoch has pulled off the ultimate “Reverse Ferret”:
Although the 2.66 million circulation News of the World will die after its last edition Sunday, the newspaper’s ferret is still very much alive and may soon have a new home. The Guardian, whose investigations under reporter Nick Davies uncovered the phone-hacking outrages, has already spotted the furry creature migrating to another Murdoch-owned London tabloid. The Guardian reports, “There are already industry rumours that the News of the World‘s stablemate the Sun could be turned into a seven-day operation.”