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    Attn1 British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Rupert Murdoch's media empire seems to be crumbling before our very eyes.

    LONDON — The British police on Sunday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain, according to a former associate at News International, the newspaper group at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal convulsing the Murdoch empire, the British political elite and the police.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/wo...18hacking.html


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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    It's not crumbling by any means, but the stuff I'm learning about the British tabloid press and how influential Rupert Murdoch was on the highest levels of British government absolutely disgust me.
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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    It's not crumbling by any means, but the stuff I'm learning about the British tabloid press and how influential Rupert Murdoch was on the highest levels of British government absolutely disgust me.
    Do you think that level of duplicity does not exist between the American MSM and government? I think it does.










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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Do you think that level of duplicity does not exist between the American MSM and government? I think it does.
    No, I don't. At least not yet.

    What also disgusts me is the tacit acceptance on the part of the British public of these underhanded, sometimes criminal methods of getting stories by the tabloid press. I have somewhat of a journalism background, and some of the things that i've been reading are just so beyond the pale, they're such severe violations of journalistic ethics I'm having a hard time finding words to describe my anger.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Rupert Murdoch's media empire seems to be crumbling before our very eyes.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/wo...18hacking.html
    If Rebekah Brooks is guilty then hopefully she will be tossed in prison. Its bad enough when governments do this sort of **** to their own people and it definitely should not be tolerated by private companies.
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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Have only came onto this story late but am really at a loss why they would want to hack the phone of the girl's family. That is pathetic. I could somehow seeing the media whores hacking a policitican's phone but picking this suffering family is beyond me.

    Their media group deserves full punishment.

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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    I would point everyone to the job titles of many of the major players in this scandal:

    Communications

    Public Relations

    Funny how often this profession turns up at the heart of some sneaky, underhanded, deceptive ****.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Scotland Yard chief resigns in wake of hacking scandal -


    Sir Paul Stephenson, London's metropolitan police commissioner, has resigned in the wake of claims to links to the tabloid phone hacking scandal, The Associated Press and the BBC have reported via Twitter.

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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    Hugh Grant, the unlikely hero.

    if anything comes of hackgate, i hope it is the average media consumer demanding news organizations become less tabloid and more ethical.

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    Re: British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

    I hope thi fiasco doesn't affect the Simpsons.

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