Skip to comments.Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police
Posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:02 AM PDT by Cardhu
click here to read article
And will all these informations be highlighted and aired ?
Is it already largely known?
You will see communist US politicians calling for the arrest of American News Corp executives, using this 11 year old "scandal" as an excuse.
MSNBC is all over this, not really explaining what the hell the real story is but getting the message out that News Corp and Murdoch are crooks.
Got to hand it to the marxists though, they never fail to use threat of imprisonment to keep the press in line.
Is that a sworn statement?
Given that the British Prime Minister is a Conservative, and the current British govt is a conservative-heavy coalition, I am bemused at the notion of this ‘leftist British govt’ you talk about.
I think she is rather attractive. Just my opinion.
agree. i dont understand the “not attractive” point....i just was at a county fair and if this fit redhead is not attractive, neither are 99% of the women from middle America...
Now that was funny!
Lets hope Murdoch takes the left on. This side scandal is to distract from everything else. I really haven’t payed much attention to his candal. been focused on the real issues.
“I think she is rather attractive.”
If I were Robert Plant, I would too.
...but then I’d be rich.
Heard that the FCC is investigating Murdock and may try to break up his U.S. empire, i.e. implying that Fox Cable TV license might be taken away.
Watch the communist sympathizer FCC Chairman Genochowski. Also watch the communist group “Free Press”.
they are the ones who want to destroy Fox TV.
Reading and deleting a dead person’s e-mails, hacking voicemail accounts of Afghanistan-deployed soldier, do I need to go on? I’m sure this news organization is the only one doing it, right? (Sarah Palin’s Gmail comes to mind.)
“You will see communist US politicians calling for the arrest of American News Corp executives, using this 11 year old “scandal” as an excuse.”
Where did you get 11 years from? This has been going on a *lot* more recently than the year 2000!
What this scandal is really showing, digusting behaviour of the journalists aside, is that the UK tabloids, police and government are all thoroughly in each others pockets right up to the very highest levels. I have a healthy respect for the role of the free market in the running of my country - but am I happy to see so many of our elected officials and police seemingly dancing to the media owners’ tunes? Hell no - I do NOT want to live in a banana republic.
You live in a banana republic
Try to stop spouting stupidities !
Like Sarkozy in France(a fellow of the last IMF director, the socialist D?Strauss-Kahn), Cameron is a center-right liberal who perfectly fits with Obamao...
You obviously ignore, want to ignore or feign to ignore ,what liberalism is. In USA they have the famous RINOs....
Cameron is not a conservative...rather a politically correct coward
Then pay attention. I am sure you will be disgusted.
This will not affect Fox News at all.
If anything, Fox News will be spinned off to new ownership.
Me either. I have been paying more attention to the federal budget debt/debt raising of the ceiling continuing saga.
Yet another episode of the untouchables.
All of the large news companies support social subversion (feminism, family-busting, etc.) and socialism (one party for federal government, the other for local government).
To cardu Re: Rupert and Rebekah
Have not followed this UK story but because it’s trial by press and Murdock does have his opponents comming out from under every rock and sundry spider holes would rather wait to see what their courts decide.
The man who blew the whistle on phone hacking at New of the World last year has just been found dead.
Actually its already been trial by court. Some people working for the News of the World have already been convicted. At the time, the management claimed (and as it turns out, possibly lied) that it was the work of a few rogue employees. Now, it seems possible that the hacking was been done with the knowledge of senior members of Murdochs companies. In fact, they may have directly ordered it.
Do cows in a banana republic give banana flavored milk?
OTOH, Hiving Fox off onto another owner is a very good idea.
It’s hard to believe that he couldn’t be aware of this. He’s the kind of guy who keeps a close eye on his business, and these allegations go back a very long way...
Curious. Brits complain of a “creeping American influence”.
“Its hard to believe that he couldnt be aware of this.”
I really don’t think he was. But I think his son was. And seeing as how his son is a liberal & set to run things when his dad no longer can, I ‘d like to see him go to jail so Murdoch has to choose someone else to take over. (hopefully not Rebekah Brooks, sheesh)
Sorry, the news media can't do things like this. They have got to be stopped.
No, I don’t think it is. Fox has no real presence in the UK. No one there is interested in taking them down.
I suspect you may both have been reading too many Murdoch newspapers.
Well said! I agree with every word.
The BBC is not on trial here. No one has accused them of wrongdoing in this affair (thus far). If you have evidence to the contrary, then you need to contact the relevent authorities and have them bring charges. Even if that did happen, the (alleged) iniquities of the BBC are immaterial as to whether or not NewsCorp is guilty. You cannot defend Murdoch's news outlets from charges by saying "other people have done even worse". That just means they should ALL be in the dock.
Far too many Americans on these boards seem to think this is some kind of conspiracy against righteous Murdoch by the evil left wing media. To be sure, I suspect most of them are rubbing their hands with glee at his discomfiture, but at the same time I can assure you all that if you were unfortunate enough to be exposed to Murdoch's UK based so-called "newspapers" most of you would PUKE. Newscorps operations in the UK are in no way on a par with Fox news. The News of the World and the Sun are like cut price versions of the "National Enquirer" without the journalistic scruples.
But Ulysse, News International journalists have admitted they were carrying out illegal hacking and phonetaps. Some of them are already behind bars! How is that presuming anything? No one is ignoring that there are several other persons accused who have not been brought to trial yet, but the investigation is continuing. This is not the end. There will be more arrests and trials.
Indeed! But the running joke on FR is that purdy women are innocent and homely/ugly women are guilty.
Sadly, juries seem to think so too.
We can’t fix it, but we can ridicule it.
You must be a newbie to FR.
This joke has been running on threads for a decade, LOL.
Mostly on ones about "naughty" female teachers.
I’m not so sure about this alleged Guardian/BBC axis. Of course they are reporting this - its big news after all - but I think your statement about them “regretting helping to open this particular can of worms” is in itself a very good reason why they would not push it. This investigation is going to run and run, and as you say, its unlikely to just indite NI at the end of the day.
Personally I find it inconceivable that the editor did NOT know it was going on. Consider. Some hack comes to her with an exclusive story - how is she not going to ask how he got that information? How would she be able to protect the paper from lawsuits if she didnt ask the question "are you sure this is true? And how do we know its true?"
It is, alas, a sad fact that youth and looks count in trials. (and in much else in life too).
No apology needed. You stood up for what is right. Kudos to you.
We are all guilty in the eyes of a selective camera frame, and fall short of the glory of a painter’s positive brush stroke. Amen.
“But its an open secret that phone hacking is rife among British tabloids”
Is this much true?
I’m not a newbie, as it happens. Perhaps I have just been unlucky (or lucky) enough not to be involved with threads where this has cropped up!
If it is an open secret, it’s not one that I have come across. However, I am someone who long ago realised the truth of the adage “if you don’t take a daily newspaper you are uninformed, if you do take one you are misinformed” so I am not very clued up on current UK media practice. On the basis of the very sharp practices that were common even when I did regularly read newspapers it certainly would not surprise me if it was true.
Very profound, and very true! Thanks for sharing.
The hacking done by these journalists was not real hacking. The hacked individuals never moved their default pin-codes from 0000 or 1234. This kind of easy “hacking” is bound to get around. Another reason to think many media outlets in UK were doing it. Not just the Rupert Murdoch Empire
Hugh Grant — hacked— left pin code 0000 on his cell phone
Posted by BIBA at 7:46pm on April 10, 2011
Just shows this was only ever about politics. Celebs and brain dead socialists who can’t get round to changing their default voice mail password from 0000 don’t deserve any sympathy. You have to ask why left wing hacks keep writing about this - oh yes the chance to smear and attack a Conservative. And in this are they any better than a red top journalist ?
Read more: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:sfjm7KGL3ZYJ:www.thefirstpost.co.uk/77407,people,news,phone-hacking-hugh-grant-bugs-journalist-who-admits-rebekah-brooks-and-cameron-knew+Hugh+Grant+%E2%80%94+hacked+0000&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com#ixzz1SbQJf5GF
Guilt or innocence is not determined by ones actions, but by whatever system of justice has jurisdiction.
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.Precisely. Thanks Tex-Con-Man.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.