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Police: Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 7/18/11 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD

Posted on 07/18/2011 12:52:36 PM PDT by dead

LONDON (AP) — Police say Sean Hoare, the whistleblower reporter who alleged widespread hacking at the News of the World, has been found dead.

Police said Hoare's death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious, according to Britain's Press Association news agency.

Hoare was quoted by The New York Times as saying that phone-hacking was widely used and even encouraged at the News of the World tabloid under then-editor Andy Coulson.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: hacking; hoare; newsoftheworld; phonehacking; seanhoare; whistleblower

1 posted on 07/18/2011 12:52:38 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Good news for the defense team.


2 posted on 07/18/2011 12:53:33 PM PDT by Redalways
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To: dead
Police said Hoare's death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious, according to Britain's Press Association news agency.

ggg

3 posted on 07/18/2011 12:54:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: dead

Not suspicious huh? Arkancide in England....


4 posted on 07/18/2011 12:54:31 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: dead

somebody’s out to make a world-class scandal.


5 posted on 07/18/2011 12:54:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

cause of death?


6 posted on 07/18/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: dead

Bush’s fault


7 posted on 07/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: dead
Hoare's death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious,

Heck, just bad luck... nothing to see here lads.

8 posted on 07/18/2011 12:56:37 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: dead
Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

How did he find you?

9 posted on 07/18/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Should it be up to the police, involved in this scandal, to determine whether the death was suspicious or not? They said it was not suspicious.


10 posted on 07/18/2011 12:57:22 PM PDT by Redalways
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To: dead
Not suspicious, like not terrorism or not racially motivated.

Quickest diagnoses available to government investigators.

11 posted on 07/18/2011 12:58:19 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
How did he find you?

Phone records.

12 posted on 07/18/2011 12:59:36 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Redalways

Has been to Arkansas lately?


13 posted on 07/18/2011 1:00:20 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: dead

Figures..


14 posted on 07/18/2011 1:02:00 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: dead

He found you? I didn’t know you were missing.


15 posted on 07/18/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: dead

He wasn’t bound hand and foot, hanging from a staircase in a mansion? Like some pharmaceutical CEO’s girlfriend? That sort of “not suspicious”?


16 posted on 07/18/2011 1:02:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: dead
Police said Hoare's death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious, according to Britain's Press Association news agency.

Multiple stab wounds in the back, two gunshot wounds to the temple. Yep, nothing suspicious here!

17 posted on 07/18/2011 1:05:25 PM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: "Let them eat peas!")
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To: dead
Nothing new on this story but when police state that a person (not elderly or under a doctor's care) died and that the death is 'not considered suspicious', especially in a situation like this, where the dead person (Sean Hoare) was the in the center of a huge scandal, it was probably a very obvious suicide. Hoare was known for having drug and alcohol problems so he might have simply overdosed or, he could have been found with a gun still in his hand. In any case, the Medical Examiner's report should be both exhaustive and revealing.
18 posted on 07/18/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Scott
I don't know what definition the London police use, but I think a death that looks like a suicide is a suspicious death and certainly deserves thorough investigation.

I'm a suspicious type. I would approach only death by meteor impact as non-suspicious.

19 posted on 07/18/2011 1:21:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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20 posted on 07/18/2011 1:25:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: dead

How Convenient.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 1:28:25 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: dead

Timing is suspect. Where was the BBC?


22 posted on 07/18/2011 1:29:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: dead

Hoffman and Redford got a Pulitzer Prize for what these guys have been doing. Go figure.


23 posted on 07/18/2011 1:32:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
The guy lost his job because of drink and drugs problems.

Could well be natural causes.

24 posted on 07/18/2011 1:34:36 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: dead; bcsco; Charles Henrickson

:: Hoare’s death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious ::

Honest, your honor, as soon as we finished giving him his obligatory hickory shampoo, he slipped and fell down the stairs at the precinct.

/chicago


25 posted on 07/18/2011 1:38:49 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: RitchieAprile

suicide by alcohol


26 posted on 07/18/2011 1:39:37 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: Churchillspirit
Could well be natural causes.

I think one should always have a little something on the longshot.

27 posted on 07/18/2011 1:40:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: TheOldLady

Boop!


28 posted on 07/18/2011 1:47:33 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

How come so few notice these changes?


29 posted on 07/18/2011 1:50:59 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: dead

I guess there are a couple of lessons here. Being a drunk, a druggie and a stoolie is not conducive to a long life. The lesson for News Corp is, “Don’t fire the guy who knows where the bodies are buried.”


30 posted on 07/18/2011 2:05:49 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: LUV W

Thank you very much!!


31 posted on 07/18/2011 2:11:20 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: dead

Attention Hoare?


32 posted on 07/18/2011 2:34:04 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: dead

Politics is a blood sport, so many convenient “suicides” and “accidents.”


33 posted on 07/18/2011 4:44:01 PM PDT by moshiach
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34 posted on 07/18/2011 8:51:40 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: dead

So not until yesterday do we find out that the ‘whistle blower’ who started this whole mess was an alcoholic/drug addicted disgruntled ex-employee making paranoiac charges into the opening arms of his former company’s biggest competitor.

Sounds to me like a ‘Hitler’s Diary’ leaked to Pinch Sulzberger.

If there is a shred of honesty left in journalism, methinks we will see egg on the faces of all concerned.


35 posted on 07/19/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT by eddie willers
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