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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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“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...

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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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