Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A day I hoped to see but never thought I would

A significant day ... Coulson, Brooks and 6 others charged with phone-hacking. Two years prison is a possibility.  Rebekah Brooks was courted by a Blair, Brown and Cameron. All were desperate for Murdoch’s backing.  It's getting close to Cameron now!  He made Coulson the Tories' director of communications, six months after being News of the World editor, and after one of his reporters was already jailed for phone hacking.

We need to remind ourselves this story is more than just good knockabout fun.  Two years ago, The Guardian reported that MPs had backed down from summoning News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to testify to a parliamentary committee after being warned their own personal lives would be investigated.  The issue was the same then as now: illegal phone hacking.

So Murdoch was beyond the reach of politicians.

Thank goodness for The Guardian then!

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