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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rebekah Brooks and husband arrested on phone hacking charge

Conspirators or what? Police arrest these two and detain them
One rogue reporter, eh? Not any more! It's a whole bevvy of sleazy News International operatives including the erstwhile editor of the Sun, Rebekah Brooks. She's now been arrested, along with hubby Charlie, on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice. That's a big time offence in the judicial minds. Judges might have seen phone hacking as a measly crime, but this is something else. Should she be charged with this and subsequently found guilty, she won't be flouncing out of court waving her locks at passing camera lenses. She will be incarcerated.

Now it appears that the police are taking all this more seriously. The whole edifice of the News International temple is beginning to crash. Every day we hear of money either being paid out or going to be paid out to wronged celebrities and people caught up in the cheap and cheerless gossip gathering enterprise that Rupert Murdoch was so keen to establish. It's a sort of pincer operation with more than one set of pincers being used. Leveson is inquiring, the police are probing, the courts are finding in favour of those who have been hacked and the rest of the press is delving deep. Murdoch must be wondering when and where it will all end. Probably in tears. But he has only himself to blame for that.


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