hip priest wrote:The hacking's getting serious. They're into NI big time, giving out passwords and shit
The LulzSec hacking collective hacked the tabloid's site, and also claimed to be "sitting on their [the Sun's] emails" and that they would release the emails on Tuesday. They tweeted what they claimed was Rebekah Brooks's email address, and said they knew her password combination.
Tommy Alpha wrote:What a ridiculous argument. Stunningly silly.
However, indirect responsibility - hounding and threatening a man until he's driven to suicide - that seems pretty damn plausible.
dontfeartheringo wrote:Not monkeys with hatchets, but fuck it, I'll take it. Damn close.
Rotten Tanx wrote:simmo wrote:However, indirect responsibility - hounding and threatening a man until he's driven to suicide - that seems pretty damn plausible.
That's what I was thinking. The manner of his death may not be suspicious but the fact that he died this week certainly is. It's entirely feasible that he was intimidated or threatened (eg. "If you give evidence against us we have evidence that will send you down too") resulting in an already sick man succumbing to stress or hitting the bottle harder than usual.
Wikipedia wrote:The News of the World discovered that Scarboro was in a psychiatric unit, and published photographs of the place. Scarboro subsequently left the unit because he could no longer get adequate treatment, and inaccurate stories about his condition were being published.
He committed suicide in 1988 by throwing himself from Beachy Head.
simmo wrote:Some rambling QC called sir Geoffrey Wigglesbottom or some such name just mentioned two Murdochcides I was unaware of: a girl whose diary of promiscuous secrets was published in one of his newspapers, and a 15 year old Top Of The Pops dancer? Both sounded like they date back a good 30 years...
.Murdoch's rise to power took off in Sydney in 1964, when he acquired an afternoon tabloid, the Daily Mirror. On March 12, the Mirror front paged a report on "promiscuity" among the pupils of a city high school, which was based on the contents of a young girl's diary. The resulting uproar led to the diarist and a fellow student being expelled from school. A job well done.
That's where the story ended as far the Mirror was concerned, though not for those involved. The 13 year old schoolboy named in the diary, Digby Bamford, was found hanging from his backyard clothesline, having committed suicide. This news was "cordoned off" from public consumption. Even rival papers kept the secret, until a disgruntled Murdoch journalist tipped off an independent magazine. The author of the "school sex" diary was examined by a doctor from the Child Welfare Department and found to be a virgin. During an interview years later, I reminded Murdoch of this event and his reaction was sharp: "Don't you ever make mistakes?" Of course I do. Many. After acquiring the News of the World in London in 1971, Rupert discovered another diary, while he was campaigning against a popular BBC TV show, Top of the Pops. His paper accused its stars of "promiscuity" with young dancers in the audience. One of these was Samantha MacAlpine, aged 15, whose "leatherette bound book", according Murdoch's news desk, "could well blow wide open the scandal at the BBC". The day after this report, Samantha MacAlpine committed suicide.
The News of the World tried to cover itself with the headline, THIS GIRL WAS A VICTIM NOW SHE IS DEAD, but the coroner stated that Samantha's diary was "pure fantasy. unconnected with reality", (like much Murdoch journalism). A Scotland Yard officer accused the paper of being "ludicrous and irresponsible". As is the Murdoch style, the evidence from the inquest was kept from the readers. Also suppressed was the statement of the forensic pathologist, that in his opinion, Samantha had died a virgin
Cranius wrote:Paul McMullan is on TV claiming to be a whistleblower now. FFS. He's like a caricature of an alcohol-soaked hack. Someone put him out of his misery. Please stop him from talking, he's an utter gobshite. He'll clearly just say anything that pops into his head. He contradicts himself every other sentence.
Anthony Flack wrote:At the end of the day it's everybody's appreciation of cement that is the winner.
Jonathan Freedland on Twitter: [...] committee extracts a killer fact: 10 out of 45 press officers at the Met have worked for NI
Big John wrote:Just to mention this but in the US on Fox News (owned by Newscorp) this scandal is being presented as part of the Hacking epidemic including Anonomious and the recient sony and pentagon hackings.
It is being implyed by omission that Newscorp was hacked and was not hacking individuals.
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