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News of the World phone hacking whistleblower found dead
http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | Monday 18 July 2011 18.04 BST | Amelia Hill, James Robinson, Caroline Davies

Posted on 07/18/2011 10:40:23 AM PDT by Red Badger

Death of Sean Hoare – who was first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of hacking – not being treated as suspicious

Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned.

Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home.

Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but the force said in a statement: "At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing."

Hoare first made his claims in a New York Times investigation into the phone-hacking allegations at the News of the World.

He told that newspaper that not only did Coulson know of the phone-hacking, but that he actively encouraged his staff to intercept the phone calls of celebrities in the pursuit of exclusives.

In a subsequent interview with the BBC he alleged that he was personally asked by his then-editor, Coulson, to tap into phones. In an interview with the PM programme he said Coulson's insistence that he didn't know about the practice was "a lie, it is simply a lie".

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: andycoulson; murdoch; newscorp; newsoftheworld; seanhoare

1 posted on 07/18/2011 10:40:26 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Cardhu

Ping!.............


2 posted on 07/18/2011 10:42:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

He looks so healthy. </sarcasm>

3 posted on 07/18/2011 10:42:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Red Badger

The butler did it, with a candlestick, in the den.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 10:43:11 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Red Badger

Seems like any whistleblower’s death during an active investigation should automatically be deemed suspicious.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 10:43:28 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Red Badger

Ruh-roh


6 posted on 07/18/2011 10:44:08 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Red Badger

Rupert strikes again....


7 posted on 07/18/2011 10:45:15 AM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Red Badger

heck of a name to go thru life with - no wonder he drank & did drugs.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 10:45:40 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Red Badger
Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems I am sure MSM will bring this up..../s
9 posted on 07/18/2011 10:45:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: UB355

No, it was Colonel Mustard in the library with a knife!............


10 posted on 07/18/2011 10:45:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Does anybody know what kind of equipment they used to intercept the phone calls? I used to be able to do it with high end communication receivers before they all went digital. Now you have to be a government agency to purchase the good stuff. At least in this country...


11 posted on 07/18/2011 10:50:12 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Red Badger
Dead men tell no tales.

The tally will probably rise.

5.56mm

12 posted on 07/18/2011 10:50:56 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Red Badger

Just heard this on MSNBC. They found him with the gun and two bullets in the back of the head.

They are reporting it as a suicide.


13 posted on 07/18/2011 10:51:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law)
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To: BreezyDog

Maybe that’s the scandal. Government agencies were feeding info to the tabs................just a guess...............


14 posted on 07/18/2011 10:52:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

Just heard this on MSNBC. They found him with the gun and two bullets in the back of the head.

They are reporting it as a suicide.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law)
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To: Red Badger

16 posted on 07/18/2011 10:53:50 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: BreezyDog

Apparently no equipment was used...The phones were sold with preset passwords (0000, 1234 were cited in the articles I read) and the people whose phones were hacked were those who had never bothered to change the passwords to something (hopefully) unique and known only to themselves .


17 posted on 07/18/2011 10:57:49 AM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: windcliff

ping


18 posted on 07/18/2011 11:04:43 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Red Badger

I’m not buying it, upon further investigation Miss.Scarlett had a hand in this.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 11:06:06 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: DannyTN

Quick - someone tap into his voicemails!


20 posted on 07/18/2011 11:06:21 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Red Badger

Just sent this to Drudge. He seems to be having a hard time getting the link up.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Red Badger

“Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home.”

Full Disclosure: I am quite actually not a great fan of Rupert Murdoch.

That said, it would appear to me that heading into our 2012 elections, the Left worldwide is raising to a new level their sense of politically correct “justice”, where the important matter is the severity of the charge, not the validity of the evidence, in an attempt to totally discredit all aspects of Mr. Murdoch’s media holdings in the public mind.

One could say that they are following Obama and his attacks on Fox News, but like minds do not need to “follow” each other, and all of them being dominated by Leftists, they are one as far as a political agenda and need no generals to give orders.


22 posted on 07/18/2011 11:15:24 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Just heard this on MSNBC. They found him with the gun and two bullets in the back of the head.

They are reporting it as a suicide.

*********************

Who is? The Washington Park Police?


23 posted on 07/18/2011 11:30:20 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Red Badger

This guy is found dead, the police chief just resigned, that could have possibly brought down the Prime Minister, and oh yeah there is nothing suspicious. Move along nothing is here..... (sarcasm off)


24 posted on 07/18/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Psalm 144

How do they know that within minutes without a full policeinvestigation?

When MSNBC says a Whistle Blower that could have possibly brought down a lot of people has committed suicide then you know it’s murder.


25 posted on 07/18/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Red Badger
Speaking of phone hacking, what ever happened to, who was it, the Martins, were just driving to the mall to get their grandchild a toy or something, when they just happened to have a sophisticated electronic device which was able to tap into Newt Gingrich and Republican leader's phone conversations, tape them and send to high-level Democrat politicians and the New York Times?

What ever happened to them?

26 posted on 07/18/2011 11:42:25 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Sprite518

I don’t think they know that. It sounds like a rumor.


27 posted on 07/18/2011 11:45:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: eCSMaster

Hand slap..............


28 posted on 07/18/2011 11:47:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: UB355; Red Badger

By the looks of the guy I’m guessing the boyfriend, with a small staff, in the bum. Repeatedly and amateurishly.

lol


29 posted on 07/18/2011 11:56:58 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Red Badger

He’s just exercising his right to remain silent and somebody else just enforced it.


30 posted on 07/18/2011 12:08:45 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see him in the rearview mirror.)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks, I saw that. He would have made a great witness.


31 posted on 07/18/2011 2:27:01 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Red Badger

A Constable at the site was quoted “ looks like he stole more chains than he could swim with”


32 posted on 07/18/2011 2:32:09 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: Red Badger
MI-5 strikes again...one less asset...
33 posted on 07/18/2011 3:26:09 PM PDT by Fred (Palin/Bachmann 2012 OR Bachmann/Palin 2012......that is the ticket!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks Red Badger!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2750351/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2750353/posts

and from the FRchives:

Weapons of War (Drudge has: Revealed: Superweapons USA Will Unleash On Terrorists)
News of the World (via Drudge) | Sept 15, 2001 (when reported on Drudge) | Sean Hoare & Barry Keevins
Posted on 09/15/2001 7:48:10 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/524527/posts


34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:49:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“...There’s also an Australian link to the growing scandal. Aussie supermodel Elle Macpherson and her former business manager Mary Ellen Field were victims. It led to a catastrophic falling out because Elle thought her employee was leaking to the press about her, never realising their phones were being hacked.

Tonight, for the first time on television, Mary Ellen Field tells her story to Europe correspondent Emma Alberici...

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3272250.htm


35 posted on 07/18/2011 9:04:10 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (,)
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To: Cardhu
He would have made a great witness.

Apparently so...................

36 posted on 07/19/2011 5:28:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: nuconvert
Irish or Scottish?
37 posted on 07/19/2011 5:33:22 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (If you voted for Obama to prove you are not racist, vote against him to prove you are not an idiot.)
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To: bert

“What’s all this about, then?”....................


38 posted on 07/19/2011 5:34:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Red Badger

O.J. did it.


39 posted on 07/19/2011 8:28:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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