Murdoch in Deep Dodo over phone hacking -not before time!

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  1. Charles James profile image74
    Charles Jamesposted 7 years ago

    The News of the World (NoW) is Britain's largest selling newspaper.

    Every Sunday NoW publishes details of which celebrities are being naughty with people that they are not married to, and in some cases people become celebrities themselves because they have had naughty relationships with enough sportsmen to be able to field their own team -with reserves!

    Clergy who are too close to a parishioner are a regular staple.

    Major crime stories are of course hugely interesting, and NoW often carries more revealing stories than the other tabloids.

    It turns out that NoW hired a private detective to hack into voicemail messages on telephones, incuding the telephones of murder victims, their mothers, the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Royalty, sports people, celebritiies, politicians, and even their lawyers. This has been going on for at least 9 years.

    Murdoch owns the NoW and is now saying he does not support these activities, did not know they were going on, and is appalled. The fact that two of his journalists went to prison 4 years ago for this, and NoW is set to pay out over £1,000,000 in damages did not disturb Murdoch particularly.Companies are withdrawing advertising from NoW, so his concern is now triggered.

    A model to admire!

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    We already have a thread on this.

  3. Charles James profile image74
    Charles Jamesposted 7 years ago

    The post to which pscheskinner links is an extremely good read. Although it starts with the News of the World and Murdoch it deals heavily with sex crime and priests and Ireland.

    I want to discuss Murdoch and phonetapping.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Murdoch: NoW to close after Sunday … 19357.html

    Frogdropping shared that..

    they should pay for it according to Tom Watson, MP Labour … atson.html

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image64
      I am DB Cooperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just yesterday, Murdoch was defending the paper and the editor and called the allegations "disgusting". Now he's shutting it down. I'm guessing when he delved deeper into what actually happened he found the allegations were true, and the only way to save face and prevent the advertiser boycotts from spreading into other parts of his empire was to shut down the newspaper.

  5. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Powerful man that Rupert Murdoch.

    But there's always an achilles heel, no matter how big your boots get.

    I hope this does (at least) some damage. He deserves it.

  6. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    The News of the World has just announced that next Sunday will be the last edition printed. The advertisers have left in droves and the scandal just seems to be getting deeper a deeper

    There are even allegations of reporters bribing corrupt police and the story that seems to have most choked the nation is that of poor Milly Dowler's phone being hacked after she went missing, and some of the her messages being erased, which led her parents to believe that she might still be alive.

  7. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "Mulcaire is now accused of hacking Milly Dowler’s phone."...
    "Although Mulcaire had details of 91 phone PIN codes and nearly 3,000 phone numbers at his home, the Metropolitan Police in 2007 somehow managed to identify only “8 to 12” possible victims."

    1. CMHypno profile image93
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think that this one is going to rumble on for years, and that we will all be horrified about exactly how deep the telephone hacking went. They reckon that News International is already up for a £120 million compensation bill.

      You just have to wonder whether any of our other British newspapers are at it, and quite why they feel they have to inflict a Sunday edition of the 'Sun' on us

  8. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    They knew what they were doing. Each and everyone that's involved is now performing the usual damage limitation that goes hand in hand with this type of event.

    I wish they'd stop wasting print/breath/time protesting their innocence.

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    One powerful message behind this is the handing over of power from Murdoch and his cronies in Government and the Police, to a new army of social networkers.

    I really believe that this year has seen a turning point in people power.

    Don't like something?  Blog about it.  If 100,000 people join in - things can happen.

    That's why the advertisers pulled out, and that is why the paper closed.  The lowly blogger, who doesn't have a journalism job or a political post to cling onto - can speak the truth for the people.

    Sorry, if I sound a bit up myself.  I have barely started.

    Power to the People!

  10. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    So long as the powers that be don't steal the Internet.

  11. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Mr Murdoch said Mrs Brooks' leadership right now was "crucial".

    "I am satisfied that Rebekah [and] her leadership of this business and her standard of ethics and her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good."

    Notice that James Murdoch said 'very good'. That's an awful long way from saying ' ... her standard of ethics and her standard of conduct thoughout her career have always been excellent'


  12. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Seven Day Sun, all part of the bigger plan.  Rebekah stays, Murdoch takes over the world.

  13. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    *sighs* Old news Mark.

    Murdoch's taken over the world. It's just that his people are creating a few ripples in his otherwise (murky) pond.

    Have you seen his wife?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Seen her?  Not recently.


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