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Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police
BBC ^ | July 17th 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:02 AM PDT by Cardhu

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested in connection with an investigation into phone hacking and bribery.

The 43-year-old was arrested by appointment by Operation Weeting police at a London police station.

Met Police said she is currently still in custody.

This is the 10th arrest made by police investigating hacking allegations by the News of the World newspaper.

She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption allegations.

The Operation Weeting team is conducting the current investigation into phone hacking.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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It is speading a complaint has been made against the SUN newspaper in the UK
1 posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:03 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

What is this and why is it a big deal? Who is this person and why do we care in the US?


2 posted on 07/17/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

The news-rag in question is owned by Rupert Murdock (who owns Fox) and are trying to use this scandal to take down Fox


3 posted on 07/17/2011 6:14:14 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: yldstrk

The whole Murdoch empire is beginning to creak and crumble, which will have global ramifications


4 posted on 07/17/2011 6:16:41 AM PDT by Mitch86
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To: rockrr

Maybe Murdoch will sell Fox to someone in the US that isn’t connected with ANYTHING in Jolly Olde England. The British have demonstrated a remarkable lack of gravitas since their high point with Winston Churchill


5 posted on 07/17/2011 6:16:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cardhu

I can’t understand why Murdoch kept her on after the payments to police officers scandal back in 2003.


6 posted on 07/17/2011 6:17:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: rockrr; yldstrk
The news-rag in question is owned by Rupert Murdock (who owns Fox) and are trying to use this scandal to take down Fox.

Correct...

7 posted on 07/17/2011 6:17:48 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: Mitch86

Yes, this is the only media that still can uncover the REAL crimes being committed against Humanity...
The must be crushed.


8 posted on 07/17/2011 6:18:16 AM PDT by Shady (Capitalism works for men who do. Socialism works for men who don’t The numbers do not lie.)
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To: nuconvert

He adored her, considered her to be almost a daughter.


9 posted on 07/17/2011 6:18:38 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Cardhu

She should have been locked up years ago. She looks like she came right out of a horror movie.


10 posted on 07/17/2011 6:20:24 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: yldstrk
Why do we care in the US?

Murdoch is now a US citizen and he owns media here too. In any event, what goes on in the rest of the world has an effect on our country, its politics, and its well-being, either immediately or potentially. Isolationism on FR is concerning, IMHO.

11 posted on 07/17/2011 6:20:58 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: BobL

“She should have been locked up years ago. She looks like she came right out of a horror movie.”

Either that, or Robert Plant in drag.


12 posted on 07/17/2011 6:21:05 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL

“Either that, or Robert Plant in drag.”

Ok, you guys make the call...

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sweetslyrics.com/images/img_gal/12461_robert-plant-203306.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sweetslyrics.com/Robert%2520Plant.html&h=528&w=356&sz=72&tbnid=min0uWT4NKk_wM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=61&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drobert%2Bplant%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=robert+plant&usg=__TWPxL_D_P-GqpXWYjd2NDJSq_Pk=&sa=X&ei=Gd8iTprgOsXTiAK7xvWfAw&ved=0CFMQ9QEwBw&dur=389


13 posted on 07/17/2011 6:25:42 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: nuconvert
I thought it was the son who signed off on the payment deal.

This is getting dangerously close to a witch-hunt.

14 posted on 07/17/2011 6:26:35 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cardhu

If a newspaper can do it, does anyone doubt for second that governments can, and do? For years? Regularly?

Encryption is your friend.


15 posted on 07/17/2011 6:29:38 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: yldstrk

She is Rupert Murdoch’s right hand woman - he refused to accept her resignation ten days ago but accepted her second resignation on Friday, they must have know she would be arrested.

She was due to be called before a committee of Parliament with her boss Rupert Murdoch but now that she has been arrested she will not offer any information.

She was editor of the News of the World, which folded last week, at the time the hacking of politician, murder victims, Royal family and soldiers who lost their lives in Afghnistan. In the US they are checking to see if she was involved in the 9/11 victims.

The Sun is also a Murdoch tabloid.


16 posted on 07/17/2011 6:33:05 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Tex-Con-Man

How is it a witch hunt?
A witch hunt is what it is, because there are no witches. Here, there really are bad people who should be punished.


17 posted on 07/17/2011 6:33:05 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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>> Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police

Hairball?


18 posted on 07/17/2011 6:37:22 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: nuconvert
There should be punishment for the crimes committed, without question. Let's see if there is an investigation into any of the other British tabloids, TMZ or National Enquirer with equal zeal. Or, as I suspect, this will primarily be about busting up Murdoch's empire because of his politics.

The left dominates the press and their hate for all things Murdoch knows no bounds. They will rally their forces to take him down.

19 posted on 07/17/2011 6:45:12 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: babble-on

Who is she? This is boring beyond belief. This country is collapsing like a train wreck in slow motion and the left wing wants this local news trivia. Did you know you can’t “hack a phone”? tell me how?


20 posted on 07/17/2011 6:45:44 AM PDT by waltorr
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To: rockrr

when will they focus on buttwipes of disinformation like George Soros??

nothing to see here move along.


21 posted on 07/17/2011 6:45:54 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: nuconvert
Here, there really are bad people who should be punished.

how about we focus on the disinformation fed us by the MSM....and Leftist Scum like George Soros.

22 posted on 07/17/2011 6:48:33 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Cardhu

Remember way back when a private conversation of Newt Gingrich was recorded by random, two school teachers in Florida who just accidentally recorded it? Remember how outraged the media was (not)?


23 posted on 07/17/2011 6:49:12 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Oh, I’m sure they’re hoping to take down Murdoch.
I hope this isn’t SOP at his papers (not that I think for a minute that he condones this). But if they’ve gotten away with it for yrs behind his back, it could spread to other operations.


24 posted on 07/17/2011 6:50:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Vaquero

That would be a totally different subject.


25 posted on 07/17/2011 6:51:31 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Vaquero

Go right ahead, but that’s a different subject for another thread.


26 posted on 07/17/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Cardhu

wow


27 posted on 07/17/2011 6:57:45 AM PDT by Beckett08
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To: Genoa

It’s not isolationism, exactly, it’s that creeping British influence...........Like the Bible says, “drink from your own cistern”


28 posted on 07/17/2011 6:58:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nuconvert

no...not a different subject...not a different thread....

the MSM, Soros, the New York Slimes spend a fortune looking for cracks in anything right of center...and not only ignores this kind of thing from the left...it generates them.

we are at WAR with these buttwipes...

so whose side are YOU on?


29 posted on 07/17/2011 6:59:44 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
This will not be as easy as one would think... Murdoch is powerful, ruthless, and he knows things about the right people. They will extract their blood but I do not think that they can take him down... I could be wrong.

LLS

30 posted on 07/17/2011 7:01:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: rockrr

I think you are right...the sharks of the MSM and this presidency are circling the victim that is bleeding right now.

I hope they aren’t successful. Fox is flawed, but it’s the closest thing to being “fair” in the media today.


31 posted on 07/17/2011 7:05:20 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cardhu. Sidebar:

Guardian apology for Brown medical records story
(Murdoch Witch Hunt walk-back begins)
UK Press-Gazette | July 15, 2011 | Dominic Ponsford
Posted on 07/15/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT by abb
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2749122/posts


32 posted on 07/17/2011 7:08:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

33 posted on 07/17/2011 7:12:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gaijin

To quote the Minister of Magic from Harry Potter,
“You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.” he said as his toadies dragged away a Muggleborn Wizard.

*shiver*


34 posted on 07/17/2011 7:22:39 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: yldstrk

......why is this a big deal......?

There have been unverified reports that voice mail and e-mail accounts of 09/11 victims and families may have been hacked. Republican congressman Peter King of NY has asked the FBI to investigate. There is also a US law called the corrupt practices act that prohibits bribery of foreign officials. That is why it may be of interest to us here. At this point it is all allegations, but 10 people have been arrested in the UK so far. Remember the liberal jerk who hacked Palin? He got convicted in a court of law.


35 posted on 07/17/2011 7:33:30 AM PDT by mighty atlas
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To: nuconvert

What did these Limey morons hope to achieve by doing this?This wasn’t hacking some MP’s phone or some Limey tycoon’s. They hacked the phone of a kidnapped girl,dead soldiers and 7/7 vics. These people are beyond description.


36 posted on 07/17/2011 7:40:23 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: mighty atlas

TMZ engages in this stuff every day of the week...no congressional hearings.

This is nothing but an attempt to take down Fox News.


37 posted on 07/17/2011 8:09:20 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: waltorr
Did you know you can’t “hack a phone”? tell me how?

Elementary my friend.

38 posted on 07/17/2011 8:28:01 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: waltorr
Pardon me this is from memory, the English cell phones were all made with a fall back/backdoor when calling voicemail they allowed 0000 or 1234 as a way to access messages unless changed by the user and most users didnt change the number. they were accused of listening to and deleting evidence of crimes on the phones and interfering with police investigations.
39 posted on 07/17/2011 8:53:10 AM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: Cardhu

Is this really hacking ? And it’s not a moot question once this gets into the courts..
If it’s unencripted conversation (coded) that goes over the public sirwaves abd is monitored, listened to, which anyone with the right equipment can do. Then it’s not being “hacked into” hence decoded, but monitored and in the US legal.

It’s not clear what Murdock’s people were doi9ng and of course the anti-democratic socialist forces are creating another revisionist straw hound to kick around.. But in a heartbeat would use it if they’re not doing so already


40 posted on 07/17/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
The left dominates the press and their hate for all things Murdoch knows no bounds.

Rupert Murdoch is the left, and so is his son. He saw an opportunity in the cable news market 15 years ago and it paid off. That's the extent of his loyalty to the political right.

More people watch his right-bashing gay propaganda tool "Glee" every week than FNC's entire lineup combined. Ditto for "Family Guy".

I couldn't care less what happens to the guy or his empire.

41 posted on 07/17/2011 9:04:12 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Cardhu

Guilty! Please get that face off of the tabloids.


42 posted on 07/17/2011 9:05:52 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: waltorr
Did you know you can’t “hack a phone”? tell me how?

Actually, yes you can "hack" a phone system, so to speak, but you have to have specialized equipment, training and knowledge. The vast majority of people can't do it, but there are a few of us who work in the telecom industry which can. I won't go into detail about how you do it, for fairly obvious reasons, but it can be done by anyone with the right knowledge and equipment. I have the knowledge but don't have the equipment any more.

43 posted on 07/17/2011 9:06:54 AM PDT by paladin1_dcs (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Okay, she might be a “butterface” at best. With the mug I have seen everyday for the last week, I’m voting Guilty.


44 posted on 07/17/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: SunkenCiv
...or guilty, depending...


45 posted on 07/17/2011 9:14:02 AM PDT by null and void (Day 908. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: gaijin

“does anyone doubt for second that governments can, and do? For years? Regularly?...”

BINGO!!!And THAT, ladies and gentlemen...is the “crime” here...exposing this fact to the world.


46 posted on 07/17/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Cardhu; ex-Texan

On both sides of the Atlantic the radical leftist media is really pushing this story to try and ruin Fox News and the more conservative press in London.


47 posted on 07/17/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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To: mosesdapoet
but monitored and in the US legal.

Your missing the point. Several, different 'hacks' occurred.

-Tampering with someones voice mail and deleting such messages, to gain more information on a subject[Hacked murdered girl's voicemail, parents thought she was still alive, because of said 'hack'

-Also, they listened in to cell phones, a crime in GB

-Paying police officers for information, a crime

48 posted on 07/17/2011 9:28:34 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: SunkenCiv
Guily? Not guilty???


49 posted on 07/17/2011 9:46:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 908. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: SunkenCiv
Guily? Not guilty???


50 posted on 07/17/2011 9:46:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 908. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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