Grab your broom, flick your wand, and chug a butterbeer, because it’s time for a trip across the pond to a magical land where anything is possible: the British press. We can’t help but notice that the unfolding News International scandal bears some interesting similarities to the Harry Potter series. Most notably, the saga’s heroes and villains bear striking resemblances to J.K. Rowling’s own characters. So, before you don your robe for the final Harry Potter movie, check out who all your favorite characters would be in real life.
But the fall of News of the World isn’t all good news. In fact, it could do a lot of damage to the tabloid’s more dignified News Corps neighbor at 3 Thomas More Square: England’s thunderer, The Times of London. The closure of Murdoch’s cash cow will make it much harder for him to prop up his legitimate outlet, a paper with fine journalism, but little money.