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Reporter: News Corp. editors have known about phone hacking for 4 years

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Aug 2011 14:40 User comments (3)

Reporter: News Corp. editors have known about phone hacking for 4 years According to former reporter Clive Goodman, News of the World executives knew about the phone hacking being used by its journalists since 2007.
Goodman is the only reporter to be arrested for the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the 165-year-old tabloid.

The Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee has been examining and interviewing News Corp. employees, past and present, but cannot conclude on how much the executives knew. There were, however, "devastating revelations" found in the examination.

James Murdoch, son of CEO Rupert, told lawmakers he did not learn about the scandal until 2010, but News of the World's legal manager and top editor told lawmakers they told Murdoch of the phone hacking in 2008.

The phone hacking scandal came to a head two months ago when it was revealed that the tabloid was hacking the voicemail of a missing school girl to clear her inbox, leading the carrier and her family to believe she was still alive when she was not.

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3 user comments

116.8.2011 17:11

Lying utterly corrupt liars seriously busted in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice this time.

With luck they will get the sort of treatment they always had their tabloids calling for when it was any wrong-doing by anyone else.

No short soft sentences & no cushy open prisons.

(yeah right)

217.8.2011 4:59

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James Murdoch, son of CEO Rupert, told lawmakers he did not learn about the scandal until 2010, but News of the World's legal manager and top editor told lawmakers they told Murdoch of the phone hacking in 2008.

Who cares if he knew in 2008 or 2010? He knew about it and kept silent. Also, it was not "hacking". They paid police officers to use their post-911 powers to get access to the phones...these are the same officers that claimed that the unexplained death of the informant, "Didn't seem suspicious". I guess when you KNOW who the killer is, there is nothing to suspect.

Meanwhile, the News Corp machine keeps rolling, in spite of the fact that the reasons for closing "News of the World" actually apply to the entire company.

Unfair, unbalanced, immoral, and illegal...that should be the slogan of Fox News...oh wait, they can't do that...telling the truth is a big no-no over there.


325.8.2011 4:38

Originally posted by KillerBug:
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James Murdoch, son of CEO Rupert, told lawmakers he did not learn about the scandal until 2010, but News of the World's legal manager and top editor told lawmakers they told Murdoch of the phone hacking in 2008.

Who cares if he knew in 2008 or 2010? He knew about it and kept silent. Also, it was not "hacking". They paid police officers to use their post-911 powers to get access to the phones...these are the same officers that claimed that the unexplained death of the informant, "Didn't seem suspicious". I guess when you KNOW who the killer is, there is nothing to suspect.
This happened in England. There is no Patriot Act there that gives the police "post-911" powers. So far no conspiracy has been proven between News Corp. and the police, otherwise the government itself would have gone down.

The people they "hacked" simply didn't change their PINs from the telco default, or they used something obvious from their personal lives.

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