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News International hacking Targeted former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Things are not looking good for Rupert.

     
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    They hacked into my phone...still waiting to hear about myself on the news...
     
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    The thing that cracks me up about this story is that all the NewsCorp outlets worldwide have barely mentioned it.

    If the NY Times had done something like this Fox would devote all of their airtime to it. Hannity would be in conservative heaven going off about mainstream media bias and unethical behaviour.
     
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    NY Times is too busy compromising international security to bother with such small potatoes.
     
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    Huh? How is the NYT compromising international security?
     
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    first of all...what are you talking about?


    Secondly....how does hacking the Prime Minister's phone compare to the NYT in the arena of "compromising international security"?
     
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    Shareholders sue News Corp. over hacking scandal - Yahoo! Finance

    Shareholders sue News Corp. over hacking scandal



    The lawsuit accuses News Corp. of large-scale governance failures surrounding the British hacking case. News of the World employees have been accused of hacking into the phone of a missing 13-year-old girl, who was later found murdered, as well as those of other crime victims.
     
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    This makes sense as Rupert has his sons run the European and Australian arms of the Company.

     
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    It was a joke (bad one). An allusion to the controversy over NSA wiretaps and the outing the SWIFT monitoring programs (despite pleas from the gubmint).
     
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    Terrible joke :D

    IMO Rupert knew what was going on.
     
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    I'm going to go a step further...

    Rupert built his empire using these exact tactics.
     
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    You're kidding right? The NY Times alone has already done more than 50 stories on this. Operation Fast and Furious on the other hand...cue the crickets.:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm with you on Rupert as he is a piece of garbage. Grew up with money and took over his Dad's holdings when he was 22 (Dad died).

    Nice to see he is keeping the nepotism going with his sons.
     
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    Lets see......The largest media empire on Earth is being exposed as a real life "Big Brother"

    Hacking the Prime MInister of England's phone
    Hacking of a mising person's phone
    delection of messages
    Hacking 7/7 boimbing victims families
    hacking Iraq war vets phones
    11,000 pages of other hacks
    4,000 investigations

    and you wanna compare that to runnig guns to Mexico attempting to track where drug lords are?

    Fast and Furios can't hold a candle to Iran-Contra...


    step off
     
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    The fallout continues.

    Read more: News to launch local probe
     
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    Is that some new legal precedent of which I am unaware? Needs to "hold a candle to Iran-Contra" to be investigated?
     
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    Still not sure why you and Holy Diver are talking about Government scandals. This is a story about a Corporation that, unfairly or not, gets a bad rap for biased coverage.

    Not to mention it is a Corporation that has deep roots in the UK, USA & Australia with newspaper and TV ownership.
     

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