Thursday, July 7th, 2011

More Phone Hacking Fallout

Here is a pretty blistering essay on Britain's phone hacking scandal, which, with each new horrific revelation, is causing ever more damage to Rupert Murdoch.

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Maevemealone (#968)

Murdoch has one lap dog in Toby Young, though. Apparently we just don't like seeing how the sausage gets made? Oof…

@Maevemealone Toby Young works terribly hard for his dog yummies!

LondonLee (#922)

You know that they're all going to get away with it don't you?

Never thought I would say this in a million years but I might have to start buying The Spectator.

For the first time in like forever — well, at least since the MySpace fiasco — I can see Rupert Murdoch's soft, pink and acutely vulnerable underbelly. And having seeing it I can only give heartfelt condolences to his wife, Wendy.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Guess it's time to send an angry letter to the editor of the New York Post and cancel my subscription.

what I wish someone would tackle is if these very sleazy, unethical practices occurred in other countries where Murdoch has publishing outlets. Has he been tapping into phones in the US? Australia? I would love to know this.

They also hired the guy who ran the first investigation into them:

"The former director of public prosecutions Lord Macdonald QC – who was implicated in the initial botched inquiry into phone hacking – has joined News International as a paid adviser to aid its legal case over allegations that News of the World journalists paid police for information.

Macdonald was DPP and head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during the initial inquiries in 2005-06 when the CPS privately knew the true scale of the phone hacking but failed to widen the net beyond cases involving investigator Glenn Mulcaire and reporter Clive Goodman."

And now they just shut the paper down.

Oooh, just one minute behind Balk. With the exact same link, even.

Yeah, but are the personnel of the paper going to other places?

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

"…ever more damage to Rupert Murdoch" makes me smile – he sooo has it coming to him.

Rupertfreude? SchadenNewsCorp?

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