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News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

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News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Perdita X Nitt » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:07 am

This is really big news in the UK at the moment - phone-hacking of celebrities has been known for a while now, but with the revelation that voicemail messages on the phone of murdered girl Milly Dowler were deleted by News of the World journalists hacking into her answerphone as it had reached its limit to allow access to more messages sent this into meltdown, with the outrage causing the News of the World newspaper to fold and further allegations to arise going up to government, paying the police for information and more...

It reads like a version of that James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14045952
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Black Milk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:17 am

Who will promote homophobia, xenophobia, racism, bigotry and sexism now!?
Oh wait...all Murdochs other papers will *phew* what a relief...

What they did was disgusting, but was anyone really surprised that they would sink so low?
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Nephele » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:27 am

Black Milk WroteColonWho will promote homophobia, xenophobia, racism, bigotry and sexism now!?
Oh wait...all Murdochs other papers will *phew* what a relief...


Not to mention Murdoch's Fox News channel here in the States.

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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby demon17 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:34 am

Probably he can forget his bSkyB - pay TV deal now and Cameron is in trouble because he employed one of that guys as a press spokesman. Every cloud has a silver lining.
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Black Milk » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:37 pm

Nephele WroteColon
Black Milk WroteColonWho will promote homophobia, xenophobia, racism, bigotry and sexism now!?
Oh wait...all Murdochs other papers will *phew* what a relief...


Not to mention Murdoch's Fox News channel here in the States.

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From what I understand of it, Fox News would have more in common with Murdochs other paper The Sun, as both contain tits ;)
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Perdita X Nitt » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Wish we still had the Daily Show on in the UK:

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-s ... andal-news
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Nephele » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:23 pm

Black Milk WroteColonFrom what I understand of it, Fox News would have more in common with Murdochs other paper The Sun, as both contain tits ;)


Ha! Glenn Beck is a bigger boob than anything you've got over there.

Perdita X Nitt WroteColonWish we still had the Daily Show on in the UK:

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-s ... andal-news


"I'm about to give you a schadenfreudegasm." -- John Oliver

lol!

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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Arquinsiel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:29 pm

Rumour has it that Hugh Grant was hacked, bought a wire, wandered into the News of the World offices and.... somehow got a confession out of someone, which he then brought to the cops.

If this is true.....

Bravo good sir <doffs hat>
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Nephele » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:41 pm

Arquinsiel WroteColonRumour has it that Hugh Grant was hacked, bought a wire, wandered into the News of the World offices and.... somehow got a confession out of someone, which he then brought to the cops.

If this is true.....

Bravo good sir <doffs hat>


Apparently it's not a rumor -- and it was the inspiration for John Oliver's "schadenfreudegasm" quote (see above). Check out The Daily Show video that Perdita linked. ;)

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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Arquinsiel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:12 pm

I didn't quite know how deep that rabbit hole was. Holy fuck, some people should burn over this.
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby demon17 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:24 am

Wallstreet Journal (owned by Murdoch) reports that Murdoch thinks about selling all his newspapers in England beside the "News of the World", which already has been closed there are "The Sun", "The Times of London" and "The Sunday Times". That might be a good deal for democracy in England.
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Perdita X Nitt » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:32 pm

Arquinsiel WroteColonRumour has it that Hugh Grant was hacked, bought a wire, wandered into the News of the World offices and.... somehow got a confession out of someone, which he then brought to the cops.

If this is true.....

Bravo good sir <doffs hat>


What happened was that Hugh Grant's ex-girlfriend Jemina Khan was editing the New Statesman for one day, and she asked him to contribute an article. With the celebrity hacking thing already known, he tracked down a particular NotW journo who was now running a pub someplace in Devon and under the pretense of a good old pub chat, bugged the conversation, which went as follows:

http://www.newstatesman.com/newspapers/ ... on-murdoch

This was pretty big (mainly due to the novelty of Hugh Grant bugging a journo). Of course it didn't really cause massive massive uproar until the business with Milly Dowler's voicemail was revealed.

As for that particular journo, here's another celebrity in the form of Steve Coogan (backed up by former BBC director-general Greg Dyke) tearing him a new arsehole during Newsnight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkeSJLgzG8k

Especially interesting now is that Murdoch's stopped his bid for BSkyB, although he'll basically be able to go for it again in 6 months...
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Blackavar » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:41 pm

What sucks is that a fuck load of people lost their jobs over what a few people at NOTW did...but Rebekah Brooks still has her job.

It would be like sacking the entire Haringey council over Baby Peter and keeping Sharon Shoesmith on <.<
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Arquinsiel » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:16 pm

I do lol that Hugh Grant bare-facedly lied to the dude about recording it. That's just hillarious.
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Re: News International/News of the World phone hacking scandal

Postby Perdita X Nitt » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:49 am

Blackavar WroteColonWhat sucks is that a fuck load of people lost their jobs over what a few people at NOTW did...but Rebekah Brooks still has her job.

It would be like sacking the entire Haringey council over Baby Peter and keeping Sharon Shoesmith on <.<


She's resigned now. About fucking time, I say. With such crappy PR with everybody at the moment, and being in the business, I'm surprised she thought she could ride this one out.
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