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posted 29-11-2012 19:14
I know education's devolved.

But Gove considers himself a man with a broad canvas. Didn't his Murdoch bollocks figure in Scotland? He's weighed in on Europe too.
posted 29-11-2012 19:34
If his nonsense has registered on the Scottish consciousness, it's not been to the level of the Scottish party pleading with their London counterparts not to allow him north of Hadrian's Wall (à la Osborne or Nick Clegg).

I've said for a long time that the Scottish Tories need to cut ties with Cameron's lot and go back to calling themselves the Scottish Unionists or whatever. It still won't make them likeable (or their policies correct), but they'd at least be able to distance themselves from the bloodstains of the Thatcher and Major years.
posted 29-11-2012 19:50
Crike, I'd say Gove was worse than Osborne or Clegg.

Carl Bernstein is seemingly incapable of understanding that if people are unaccountable they don't tend to get sent to jail.
posted 29-11-2012 19:54
Tell me about Bernstein. Dining out on old glory?
posted 29-11-2012 19:54
Tell me about Bernstein. Dining out on old glory?
posted 29-11-2012 21:40
Yes.

He's been repeating himself, too.
posted 29-11-2012 23:16
Ha, ha.

this is funny too:

He is the embodiment of Fleet Street bullying, using his newspaper to peddle his Little-England, curtain-twitching Alan Patridgesque view of the world, which manages to combine sanctimonious, pompous moralising and prurient, voyeuristic, judgmental obsession, like a Victorian father masturbating secretly in his bedroom.


Steve Coogan on Paul Dacre.
posted 29-11-2012 23:20
Bernstein also hadn't bothered to see if Leveson's recommendations would have actually impeded him.

Why did they think he was on?
posted 03-12-2012 19:51
Chris Bryant has claimed using parliamentary privilege


... that News int destroyed a laptop that could prove it illegally paid a US army officer for Saddam pic

Bryant says the money was paid illegally to army source in US and specially set up UK account. UK and US editors must have known
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would expect, given what Lord Justice Leveson has already said about management at News Corporation, that there will be charges brought against senior directors, quite possibly including James and Rupert Murdoch, as part of the body corporate.

But there's one mystery that I really don't understand.

I understand from two well-placed people inside News International that in 2005 the Sun and the New York Post, both News Corporation newspapers, paid a substantial sum to a serving member of the United States armed forces in the United States of America for a photograph of Saddam Hussein. And a much larger amount was then paid via a specially set up account in the United Kingdom to that same member of the United States armed forces.

It is difficult to see how those who wrote that story up in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the two editors of the American newspaper and the British newspaper, could possibly pretend that they did not know how that material was obtained and that there had been criminality involved the process of securing that photo. For that matter, that they did not know that the laptop on which that information and that photograph was kept was destroyed, I believe so as to destroy the evidence of criminality.

So I urge the management standards committee to provide all the emails from Rupert Murdoch to News International staff as a matter of urgency that relates to this matter, in particular to the photograph of Saddam Hussein, because I think otherwise people will conclude in this country that News International still don't get it. They are still refusing to cooperate fully with the police.


he also accused Deputy Police Commissioner John Yates of lying to parliament

Bryant's statement means of course that allegations about News International's corrupt payments and destruction of evidence have hit US soil.


Also in the New Yorker there is by Ken Auletta the most oleaginous tribute to Elisabeth Murdoch and Matthew Freud. Astonished it passed New Yorker quality control.
Last Edit: 03-12-2012 20:14:29 by Nefertiti2.
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posted 03-12-2012 20:21
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Ha, ha.

this is funny too:

He is the embodiment of Fleet Street bullying, using his newspaper to peddle his Little-England, curtain-twitching Alan Patridgesque view of the world, which manages to combine sanctimonious, pompous moralising and prurient, voyeuristic, judgmental obsession, like a Victorian father masturbating secretly in his bedroom.


Steve Coogan on Paul Dacre.


Steve Coogan calling something Alan Partridgesque? Did he disappear up his own arse shortly afterwards?
posted 07-01-2013 16:13
Copper in court.

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/07/april-...-world-phone-hacking

A senior police officer in Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit telephoned the News of the World to tell them the paper's former editor Andy Coulson and five other people were being investigated by the Metropolitan police over alleged phone hacking.

In the first day of the trial at Southwark crown court in London of detective chief inspector April Casburn on Monday, prosecutor Mark Bryant-Heron told the jury she had phoned the paper at 7.51am on Saturday, 11 September, 2010 with the tip off.

She spoke with a journalist on the News of the World night desk, Tim Wood, for eight minutes and 37 seconds and offered "to sell information" to the paper about an investigation Scotland Yard had launched the day before into fresh allegations made about phone hacking in the New York Times.
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posted 20-01-2013 16:48
posted 20-01-2013 17:14
The Sun's run itself close today with an article about Unite wanting to give presentations in schools.

Brainwashing.

The author is that cunt, David Wooding, who was around the news studios trying to get up sympathy for the sacked staff. I believe he referred to it having the best newsroom in the world.
posted 30-01-2013 17:25
posted 30-01-2013 23:52
liberalconspiracy.org/2013/01/30/the-sun...imes-in-four-months/

Having to withdraw allegations – more prosaically publish a “correction” or “clarification” – is an occupational hazard for newspapers.

But to have to back down four times in four months suggests an attack campaign that has gone seriously wrong.

No prizes for guessing that the rag in question is the Sun, and its target has been Gordon Brown.
posted 01-02-2013 11:47
This is a start.

If she gets 15 months, which would have been three years apart from circumstances, for the serious but isolated incident of corruption she was charged with, that must send chills down the spines of the people accused of long running corrupt relationships.
Cashburn's barrister argued that her sentance would be precedent setting. Well yes, let us hope that is the case and any of the others convicted can expect judges to start at three years gaol time and work upwards.
Last Edit: 01-02-2013 11:51:39 by Janik.
posted 11-02-2013 13:08
Another trial is on.

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/11/operat...defence-editor-trial

Sun Defence Editor, who's joined "sicknote Britain" in the meantime.
posted 11-02-2013 16:51
There was this the other day.

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/07/operat...n-police-officer-sun

The wrongdoing here took place at the end of 2009, under Dominic Mohan.


Hang on, wasn't The Sun clean? Despite being down the corridor from the NOTW?
posted 11-02-2013 17:04
News Corp has claimed the Sun was clean from a phone hacking perspective, but I don't think they've claimed that about payments to police/civil servants. At least not since the whole thing blew up.
posted 11-02-2013 17:12
Ginger Yellow wrote:
News Corp has claimed the Sun was clean from a phone hacking perspective, but I don't think they've claimed that about payments to police/civil servants. At least not since the whole thing blew up.


Ah, that's why you're a journalist, and not me. Well spotted.
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