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Old 07-17-2011, 02:40 PM   #46
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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson Resigns Amid Phone Hacking Inquiry | Home | Sky News
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That Brooks girl has been arrested.
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Good lord, this just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.
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Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead - World - CBC News
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The Times and Sun websites have been taken down after being hacked.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #51
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Lulzsec have hacked News International's DNS servers and all 1,024 web addresses are down.
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have lulzsec messed around with twitter? because after I checked their twitter feed, I am now unable to get on twitter. it loads but I see a blank screen.
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have lulzsec messed around with twitter? because after I checked their twitter feed, I am now unable to get on twitter. it loads but I see a blank screen.
Yes, I had the same problem.
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now I see the fail whale. oh the online entertainment.
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Sky News and Fox websites are fine.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:40 PM   #56
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What a strange day. Two of Britain's most senior policemen resign, then news of the whistleblower's death. That much is fact. Then, all kinds of theories about the guy being whacked and the Lulzsec hack attack being revenge for this. Speculations about Murdoch about to reveal things about 9/11 to hit back.

They're saying now Cameron is in big trouble, but surely a lot of it will reflect badly on the Labour party too?
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #57
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After weeks of hue and cry about the Murdoch gate there seems to be a prevalent unwritten agreement among the British main stream media to ignore a fact.

While the British ordinary citizens are buried under piles of news about Murdoch’s empire hacking into the voicemails of the royal family , celebrities, high-ranking politicians, a murdered teenager and the relatives of the dead soldiers , almost all media fail to report Murdoch’s worst allegation : the endorsement of illegal war in Iraq.

Media observers accuse Murdoch’s newspapers of being the main newspaper propagandizing the fraudulent military conflicts.

The media tycoon had given his full support to the illegal Iraq war, and many times praised former Prime Minister Tony Blair for his courage saying: “I think Tony is being extraordinarily courageous and strong on what his stance is in the Middle East.”

News International papers began doing their best convincing people about what they called the grave threat of Saddam Hussein weapons, even two years before the publication of the government’s dossier on Iraq’s non-existent Weapon of Mass Destruction.

As the UK government was beating the drums of the war louder in 2003 , Murdoch’s newspaper initiated even more pro-war propaganda. Murdoch who was the strong supporter of attacking Iraq and ousting Saddam, even said:”The greatest thing to come out of this for the world economy, if you could put it that way, would be $20 a barrel for oil. That’s bigger than any tax cut in the any country.” However after the invasion News International never apologized for the false information they had published pushing the economy to the brink of collapse.

Murdoch’s papers and TV channels have been backing all the wars imposed by the Britain in the last thirty years and has continued backing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Murdoch’s media empire has even prepared the ground to keep the war in Libya going.

One may ask which one is more guilty? The Murdoch’s corporation or the other British media which are deliberately turning a close eye to his roles in recent wars?

Prison Planet.com UK media ignore Murdoch role in Iraq war
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To be fair, even in Britain, there were certainly those who would've gone along with the war in Iraq whether anyone believed in "the grave threat of Saddam Hussein's weapons" or not. Still, it's pretty disturbing to consider what these revelations suggest about just how powerful a sanction corporate media massage has become for leaders contemplating hugely fateful decisions.
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It does (or should) reflect just as badly on Labour. Blair-era particularly. In terms of ugliness, Thatcher/Blair/Cameron are all pretty even really. And that's not buried or anything, it is coming up a lot. It probably will more-so when this moves on from the 'current' story, and into the various commissions and whatnot, and moves away from the criminal and into the simply 'not cool' side of the influence. It has been hinted at for a while that there's plenty on Blair/Bush/Murdoch/Iraq to come out, but I'm not sure if it will now while the focus is on hacking/corruption.

Labour have to be careful though. So far they're dancing on what is a pretty thin line fairly successfully, but they could easily misjudge the public mood. It's not a left/right political thing, so while people are pissed with Cameron over his relationship with News Intl, his hiring of Coulson and refusal to admit it was such a huge mistake (and/or refusing to come clean about the circumstances surrounding his hiring), and the way he's quite obviously deliberately trying to lay as low as he possibly can during this, it would be a huge mistake for Labour to push too hard against him, and make it too nakedly party political. They get pretty close to crossing that line. I think Cameron is in a lot of trouble here, but his quickest way out of it will be if Labour push too hard.

Also, can't believe I'm genuinely quite excited about watching a Parliamentary committee hearing? Hope the MP's get it right.
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