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Think of me, pleads phone hacking boss Rebekah Brooks

Former News of the World editor and alleged phone hacking conspirator Rebekah Brooks has in court had her lawyer read out messages of support from colleagues… “You remain the greatest editor and journalist I’ve ever known. I’ve always felt privileged to work alongside you, you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. “It is totally alien to your […]

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Cry me a river, Rebekah

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks says she is “sickened” by the thought that murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s mobile phone had been hacked by a private investigator retained by her News of the World ‘newspaper’. Says Mr Brooks, in a statement to News International staff, copied to the BBC… "I hope that you all realise […]

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Burn the Wapping Witch!

I must admit to a twinge of schadenfreude on hearing the news this morning that former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been charged along with her husband Charlie and diverse others with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. This is a serious criminal allegation which could lead to a substantial prison sentence […]

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Leveson Inquiry (part 9,999) – With friends like this, who needs enemies?

Tory nobs need no help in public portrayal as prats, but that hasn’t stopped former News of the Screws editor and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks stabbing her close friend David Cameron in the back with a reference today at the Leveson Inquiry to the prime minister’s understanding of ‘textspeak’. Next, Rupert Murdoch uses […]

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News of the World demise changes everything and nothing

My trade union, the NUJ, has condemned the Murdoch empire’s closure of Britain’s longest running Sunday newspaper, the News of the World – the paper that died of shame. Extracts from NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet’s statement today… “The shocking revelations this week show beyond doubt the systemic abuse and corruption at the top of […]

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Burn the witch(es)!

spEak You’re bRanes, Guardian style… “Even prison sentences seem to lenient for this twisted and sinister behaviour. Rebekah Brooks should be burnt at the stake. Who do these people think they are?” Or is that a News of the World reader holding forth on a matter of great public import? I get terribly confused at […]

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