I am sure you have been reading/watching the news. You have heard tale of the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal.
i think this is the best/funniest explination of what is happening. Keep in mind, this is the daily show. Not everything is PG. but it is great. And funny. And educational. And you do end up feeling better about the US.
HUGH GRANT FOR PRIME MINISTER!!!!!!!! (hey... it worked in Love Actually.)