They began to show pictures of him in his underwear — any pictures they could find of him being somewhat compromising — talking about him being a member of Parliament, being gay, etc. And leaning on him, and, he thought for a while, endangering his political career.
Labour MP Chris Bryant was publicly outed in The Sun, soon after he questioned an editor at The Sun about bribing police officers.
On today’s Fresh Air, investigative reporter Lowell Bergman talks about the ongoing scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids in the UK. His new Frontline documentary profiles the people who uncovered information about the scandal — and the price they paid for bringing information to light.