Skip to comments.Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police
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.
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What is this and why is it a big deal? Who is this person and why do we care in the US?
The news-rag in question is owned by Rupert Murdock (who owns Fox) and are trying to use this scandal to take down Fox
The whole Murdoch empire is beginning to creak and crumble, which will have global ramifications
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
I can’t understand why Murdoch kept her on after the payments to police officers scandal back in 2003.
Yes, this is the only media that still can uncover the REAL crimes being committed against Humanity...
The must be crushed.
He adored her, considered her to be almost a daughter.
She should have been locked up years ago. She looks like she came right out of a horror movie.
“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.
“Either that, or Robert Plant in drag.”
Ok, you guys make the call...
This is getting dangerously close to a witch-hunt.
If a newspaper can do it, does anyone doubt for second that governments can, and do? For years? Regularly?
Encryption is your friend.
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.
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.
>> Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police
The left dominates the press and their hate for all things Murdoch knows no bounds. They will rally their forces to take him down.
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?
when will they focus on buttwipes of disinformation like George Soros??
nothing to see here move along.
how about we focus on the disinformation fed us by the MSM....and Leftist Scum like George Soros.
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)?
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.
That would be a totally different subject.
Go right ahead, but that’s a different subject for another thread.
It’s not isolationism, exactly, it’s that creeping British influence...........Like the Bible says, “drink from your own cistern”
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?
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.
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
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.
......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.
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.
TMZ engages in this stuff every day of the week...no congressional hearings.
This is nothing but an attempt to take down Fox News.
Elementary my friend.
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
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.
Guilty! Please get that face off of the tabloids.
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.
Okay, she might be a “butterface” at best. With the mug I have seen everyday for the last week, I’m voting Guilty.
“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.
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.
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