Skip to comments.Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police
Posted on 07/17/2011 6:10:02 AM PDT by Cardhu
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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 ?
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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.
Thats very cynical! Actually, we don’t all live in a country with a broken legal system, where hearsay is accepted as evidence, plea-bargaining is the norm, and there are political and economic influences on Judges.
If I leave my house or car unlocked, then it is more than likely that I will be burgled, but that is no justification for someone to enter my property and rifle my goods! Someone who did that is still guilty of theft. The fact that I have been foolish is no defence for the robber! Foolishness is not a crime (obviously, or half the world would be in prison) burglary and trespass are.
If you leave the keys in the ignition you only have yourself to blame if someone steals your automobile. Any idiot can take your car. No expertise required. Hacking a cellphone left on the original default pin code is the same. If expert phone hackers were brought in by News of the World then this is serious. From what I have read this is not the case.
So in other words, the NOTW journalists are not guilty of reading other peoples private emails because they didnt have to put as much effort into doing it??????