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    Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    A former producer with Fox News claimed in a lengthy essay gaining new traction this week that the conservative television station has a "Brain Room" in its New York headquarters which enables employees to view private telephone records with ease.

    Though published years ago, the allegations have returned to relevance in the wake of the phone hacking scandals that have rocked News Corporation to its very core, threatening to topple one of the world's largest and most powerful media conglomerates.
    At this time, Newscorp is being investigated for hacking into the phones of 911 victims. Bear in mind that this is just an investigation. Also bear in mind that FOX News has, in the past, paid out a total of $655 million in settlements stemming from claims of previous illegal activity. If the current investigation shows that 911 victims' phones were indeed hacked, this could very well be the end FOX News, as we know it. At this time, it looks like the Newscorp scandal has crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and is now sitting in our own laps, as well as in Britain, where the top 2 law enforcement officer has now resigned for taking bribes in exchange for information, which they gave to Newscorp.

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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    At this time, Newscorp is being investigated for hacking into the phones of 911 victims. Bear in mind that this is just an investigation. Also bear in mind that FOX News has, in the past, paid out a total of $655 million in settlements stemming from claims of previous illegal activity. If the current investigation shows that 911 victims' phones were indeed hacked, this could very well be the end FOX News, as we know it. At this time, it looks like the Newscorp scandal has crossed the Atlantic Ocean, and is now sitting in our own laps, as well as in Britain, where the top 2 law enforcement officer has now resigned for taking bribes in exchange for information, which they gave to Newscorp.

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    good. their demise would be a great thing for our country. as purveyors of needlessly hyper partisan crap they should be shut down.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    good. their demise would be a great thing for our country. as purveyors of needlessly hyper partisan crap they should be shut down.
    Not only that, but the American people should give them this, for their unAmerican activities:

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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    National Socialists rejoice........you almost have complete control of the media again..........
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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not only that, but the American people should give them this, for their unAmerican activities:

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    it's the least we can do.......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    National Socialists rejoice........you almost have complete control of the media again..........
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    It seems to me the tactics and techniques employed by Fox News or rather News Corp are more in line with the National Socialists than other mass media producers and outlets.

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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    Former FOX employee Dan Cooper's very entertaning "lengthy essay" has this about the Brain Room. How did Ailes find out about the interview Cooper gave, before it was published? How else? From the phone company! Ailes saw they had spoken on the phone and so it naturally follows that an interview occurred!

    I stared at Richard. For a long time. I sat up and leaned in close to him, face to face. I made the connections. Ailes knew I had given Brock the interview. Certainly Brock didn't tell him. Of course. Fox News had gotten Brock's telephone records from the phone company, and my phone number was on the list. Deep in the bowels of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, News Corporation's New York headquarters, was what Roger called the Brain Room. Most people thought it was simply the research department of Fox News. But unlike virtually everybody else, because I had to design and build the Brain Room, I knew it also housed a counterintelligence and black ops office. So accessing phone records was easy pie.
    Then about himself, Cooper writes,

    The truth is, I'm a bit of a narcissist, and I'm quite impressed with my own opinions. So I've always gotten myself in trouble with bosses. On the other hand, I'm really ****ing talented.
    But it's not all deep investigative reporting. In a Chandler-wannabe whodunit style, at odds with a title borrowed from Burroughs, he sprinkles in bits of romantic intrigue, too.

    A few weeks before the article was published, I was lounging on the sofa in my study on Park Avenue, watching TV and reviewing scripts. My wife Gina was emailing strange men in foreign countries on the computer, a habit she seemed unwilling to break. I was fantasizing about the 23 year old blond, who that day walked into the elevator facing me, threw her shoulders back, projecting toward me her extraordinary breasts, stared at me, and backed up against the opposite wall, putting a sexual no-man's-land between us. The phone rang.
    DUNT dunt DUHHHHHH!

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    Re: Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

    Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have had five senior policemen referred to them by London's Metropolitan Police for investigation over the hacking scandal. PM Cameron has cancelled a trip to Africa to deal with the ongoing crisis.

    http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/Pages/pr...referrals.aspx
    Last edited by Manc Skipper; 07-18-11 at 05:04 PM.
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