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    WFT is Fox talking about!! N.O.W. scumbag employees hacked the phones of celebrities, politicians and more disgusting the phones of children who were missing and ended up dead and when message boxes were full, they deleted from that child's message box to hear more messages come thru!!!

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    The Most Incredible Thing Fox News Has Ever Done
    By James Fallows

    Jul 16 2011, 10:42 PM ET
    Or at least the most amazingly brazen I can think of at this moment.

    Via Erik Wemple of the Washington Post, the simply unbelievable Fox and Friends segment below. It's about the News of the World hacking scandal.

    To the good: they treat hacking as a problem and scandal. To the incredible/bad: they present their (now closed) UK sister publication News of the World as a victim of the hacking problem, rather than as a perpetrator.


    Watch, if you can stand to. They roll out some expert, Bob Dilenschneider, to say how hacking is a big problem. It's happened at the Pentagon. It's happened at Citibank. It's happened at the News of the World. When are we going to get serious about it?

    HEY, WAIT A MINUTE!!! Citibank and the Pentagon were the hackees -- the objects of hacking, by criminals or spies. Murdoch's News of the World was the hacker -- the perpetrator, the criminal-or-spy counterpart.

    I submit that this could not happen at any other news organization. Rather, it could not happen at any news organization. It happened at the agitprop operation known as Fox News.

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    At last Murdoch's sweet thing has been arrested for her part in the hacking/police bribery crap! Although this means she possibly can't give evidence at the select commitees hearing because of her criminal case... hmm.. shocker!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14178051

    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.

    Officers from Operation Elveden were also involved with the arrest. They are investigating allegations of inappropriate payments to police, an inquiry which is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
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    FOX is and always has been a corrupt propagandist network of lying douchebags intent on destroying America from the inside. Who knew? Hope they get swept down the shitter with their shitbag overlord.

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    Old Ruppert is fucked this time. But he will just play the two step game and say he was out of the loop and had no idea what was going on. All of the elite and powerful do this.
    You could fill prisons with these scumbags. Loyd Blankfein,William Randolf Hearst, Frankiln Raines, Jeff Imalt, Andrew Heyward. and many more.
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011...rld-sean-hoare


    News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

    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 the 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 the 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".

    At the time a Downing Street spokeswoman said Coulson totally and utterly denied the allegations and said he had "never condoned the use of phone hacking and nor do I have any recollection of incidences where phone hacking took place".

    Sean Hoare, a one-time close friend of Coulson's, told the New York Times the two men first worked together at the Sun, where, Hoare said, he played tape recordings of hacked messages for Coulson. At the News of the World, Hoare said he continued to inform Coulson of his activities. Coulson "actively encouraged me to do it", Hoare said.

    In September last year, he was interviewed under caution by police over his claims that the former Tory communications chief asked him to hack into phones when he was editor of the paper, but declined to make any comment.

    Hoare returned to the spotlight last week, after he told the New York Times that reporters at the News of the World were able to use police technology to locate people using their mobile phone signals in exchange for payments to police officers.

    He said journalists were able to use a technique called "pinging" which measured the distance between mobile handsets and a number of phone masts to pinpoint its location.

    Hoare gave further details about the use of "pinging" to the Guardian last week. He described how reporters would ask a news desk executive to obtain the location of a target: "Within 15 to 30 minutes someone on the news desk would come back and say 'right that's where they are.'"

    He said: "You'd just go to the news desk and they'd just come back to you. You don't ask any questions. You'd consider it a job done. The chain of command is one of absolute discipline and that's why I never bought into it, like with Andy saying he wasn't aware of it and all that. That's bollocks."

    He said he would stand by everything he had told the New York Times about "pinging". "I don't know how often it happened. That would be wrong of me. But if I had access as a humble reporter … "

    He admitted he had had problems with drink and drugs and had been in rehab. "But that's irrelevant," he said. "There's more to come. This is not going to go away."

    Hoare named a private investigator who he said had links with the News of the World, adding: "He may want to talk now because I think what you'll find now is a lot of people are going to want to cover their arse."

    Speaking to another Guardian journalist last week, Hoare repeatedly expressed the hope that the hacking scandal would lead to journalism in general being cleaned up and said he had decided to blow the whistle on the activities of some of his former News of the World colleagues with that aim in mind.

    He also said he had been injured the previous weekend while taking down a marquee erected for a children's party. He said he had broken his nose and badly injured his foot when a relative accidentally struck him with a heavy pole from the marquee.

    Hoare also emphasised that he was not making any money from telling his story. Hoare, who has been treated for drug and alcohol problems, reminisced about partying with former pop stars and said he missed the days when he was able to go out on the town.
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    Maybe I'm dense or just tired but what is this all about? I understand the 'hacking' part but, to what end? What were they trying to achieve by doing so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Maybe I'm dense or just tired but what is this all about? I understand the 'hacking' part but, to what end? What were they trying to achieve by doing so?
    Apparently the people involved thought those being hacked had information on a new album from a band out of Pasadena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstring View Post
    Maybe I'm dense or just tired but what is this all about? I understand the 'hacking' part but, to what end? What were they trying to achieve by doing so?
    From what I understand some British journalists working for Murdoch media in the UK were hacking into the voicemails of persons/subjects in order to get more info so that they could break stories ahead of the competition.

    Now they've been found out, and the shit's hitting the fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    From what I understand some British journalists working for Murdoch media in the UK were hacking into the voicemails of persons/subjects in order to get more info so that they could break stories ahead of the competition.

    Now they've been found out, and the shit's hitting the fan.
    Ah, OK. Makes sense now. Thanks.
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    Also, there's connections to Scotland Yard and the British gov't is probably involved as well...

    And I thought the US was corrupt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wruff_ajax View Post
    From what I understand some British journalists working for Murdoch media in the UK were hacking into the voicemails of persons/subjects in order to get more info so that they could break stories ahead of the competition.

    Now they've been found out, and the shit's hitting the fan.
    And the whistle blower turns up dead a day before the Select committee have the official enquiry into alll this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    And the whistle blower turns up dead a day before the Select committee have the official enquiry into alll this.
    Rupert's heir apparent and son James Murdoch seems like a real swell guy. Sounds like he should fry. But I'd bet that he walks and everyone around him dies or goes to jail, as evident this week with the resignation/arrest of Rebekah Brooks, and now this whistle-blower turning up dead a day before the inquiry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    And the whistle blower turns up dead a day before the Select committee have the official enquiry into alll this.
    Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

    London (CNN) -- One of the first journalists to go on the record and allege phone hacking at News of the World was found dead Monday, the British Press Association said.

    Sean Hoare, a former News of the World employee who said Andy Coulson "encouraged" phone-hacking, "was discovered at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire, after concerns were raised about his whereabouts," the press association said.

    "The death is being treated as 'unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious,' " the report quoted Hertfordshire police as saying.

    The Guardian reported that Hoare had recently injured his nose and his foot in an accident. It was unclear whether those injuries were linked to his death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

    London (CNN) -- One of the first journalists to go on the record and allege phone hacking at News of the World was found dead Monday, the British Press Association said.

    Sean Hoare, a former News of the World employee who said Andy Coulson "encouraged" phone-hacking, "was discovered at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire, after concerns were raised about his whereabouts," the press association said.

    "The death is being treated as 'unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious,' " the report quoted Hertfordshire police as saying.

    The Guardian reported that Hoare had recently injured his nose and his foot in an accident. It was unclear whether those injuries were linked to his death.

    You know how those Hoare's lie didn't seem like a solid enough defense.
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    Been watching this Murdoch inquiry this morning. Rupert was just attacked by a man with what appears to be a bucket of shaving cream. He hit Rupert square in the face with it before the assailant was quickly subdued and the meeting put on hold.
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