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Murdoch's newspaper under investigation in Britain:

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702 Achaemenid19th Dec 2013 06:08:04 AM from beyond the Wall. , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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Watch closely how the Daily Mail cover the story. It may hint at whether or not they hacked too.
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703 Greenmantle19th Dec 2013 06:12:57 AM from Greater Wessex , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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[up][up] That couldn't happen now — if they did, they'd get a visit from the Men In Black like a rocketnote .

[up] Everyone hacked everyone, it appears.

edited 19th Dec '13 6:13:32 AM by Greenmantle

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704 Achaemenid19th Dec 2013 06:38:34 AM from beyond the Wall. , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
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I think the broadsheets are probably clean, or at least, they broke laws for good reasons compared to the tabloids. Bear in mind that newspapers break the law in pursuit of stories all the time. The Guardian with PRISM, the Times with Scargill's Gadaffi connection, and the Telegraph with MPs' expenses. The point is that sometimes breaking the law in pursuit of a story that's actually in the public interest is okay. The tabloids broke the law for sheer trivialities.

The thread the unravelled this whole thing was Clive Goodman getting caught hacking Clarence House's phones: he actually quoted voicemail messages. All this for a page 5 lead about Wills spraining his ankle! It's pretty clear that it became standard investigative practice at the red tops, and nobody stopped to say "guys, this is really fucking illegal and it could backfire horribly on us at any time." I'm sure the quality press know exactly how to hack phones, and I bet they have done at some point. But they probably have the sense not to do it as a fishing technique for pathetic stories as the tabloids did.
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Wo kriegten die Könige ihre Soldaten dann?
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The bin-bag Charlie Brooks tried to dispose of appears to have contained incriminating Hackgate evidence, lesbian porn, and a newsletter from the British Kunekune Pig Society.

I don't know what the link between all of these things is and I don't think I want to know.
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706 Colonial1.120th Jan 2014 08:20:40 AM from The Marvelous River City
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That's oddly hilarious.

Maybe the porn was Charlie's own?
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707 Silasw20th Jan 2014 08:39:38 AM from The UNITED Kingdom , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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[up][up] Obviously they hacked someone's phone and downloaded lesbian-pig-porn from it.
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Well, holy shit.

Tony Blair sent an e-mail to Rebekah Brooks in 2011, just as the Hackgate scandal hit. In it, he offered his services to her, Rupert Murdoch, and News International as an 'informal advisor'... and offhandedly confirmed the long-held suspicion that the Hutton Inquiry was a whitewash.

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709 Silasw19th Feb 2014 02:21:14 PM from The UNITED Kingdom , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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TONY!!!

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