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Ayam
07-07-2011, 06:07 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14052690

I've got a newfound respect for this guy - well, actually he has decent taste in prostitutes, too (I kid)- but this little interview with the guy made me think of him as quite a sleuth even though realistically he only recorded a loaded conversation.

Man Raised By Puffins
07-07-2011, 06:36 PM
Love that last line. McMullan himself probably wouldn't have been out of place in LA Noire either, he's practically a living, breathing (and squirming) caricature of a tabloid hack.

The original transcript in the New Statesman is well worth a read too (http://www.newstatesman.com/newspapers/2011/04/phone-yeah-cameron-murdoch), if you haven't already.

Man Raised By Puffins
08-07-2011, 11:45 PM
And in extremely tangentially related news, Lewie P is now internet famous: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/blog/2011/jul/08/news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-scandal#block-93
Congrats, that man.

Gerbick
09-07-2011, 12:20 AM
Lewie da man.

Ayam
09-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Oh, nice one Lewie, bargain-master AND domain name don!

Kadayi
09-07-2011, 01:06 AM
Personally enjoying the hell out of all this NoW fallout. I think it's quite interesting that Cameron seems to be more than happy to throw anyone under the train at this point (including Digger junior it seems) in order to wash his hands of any association with NI. Given the immense resources still available to Murdoch, that seems to be a particularly bold move on his part. I doubt he'll be getting a Christmas card from Mr M this year for sure. Odds of the BSkyB merger going through anytime soon are probably zilch now.

duff
09-07-2011, 01:20 AM
All they did was hack a few phones and pay off a few bent coppers. A price worth paying for the fake Sheikh.

Xercies
09-07-2011, 02:16 AM
I think the bent coppers are more of a story to be honest, I'm a bit sick of all the "he hired a minister that later found out to have shady dealings" thing. The bent coppers again like most of these things is not the issue the news is focusing on which kind of pisses me off a little bit. Thats the real scandal!

Kadayi
09-07-2011, 02:34 AM
I think the bent coppers are more of a story to be honest, I'm a bit sick of all the "he hired a minister that later found out to have shady dealings" thing. The bent coppers again like most of these things is not the issue the news is focusing on which kind of pisses me off a little bit. Thats the real scandal!

I'm fairly sure the fallout will drag out the 'bent coppers' at some point, but that's small beer Vs the bigger issue of News internationals conduct with regard to the phone hacking as well as the NotW attempts to cover up their activities.

Donjo
09-07-2011, 07:36 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14052690

I've got a newfound respect for this guy - well, actually he has decent taste in prostitutes, too (I kid)- but this little interview with the guy made me think of him as quite a sleuth even though realistically he only recorded a loaded conversation.

"You know, you should try real journalism, because you're not an idiot Paul, you could probably do it"

Amazing :)

Edit: The whole thing stinks to high hell, but it's not very surprising.. British newspapers will one day be on a par with their Italian counterparts... Fuck these sycophantic politicians, fuck these sniveling "journalists" and fuck the general public who lap it up. YOU FACKING LOVE IT.

Edit 2: And Fuck You Rupert Murdoch.

QuantaCat
10-07-2011, 01:22 PM
This is recent then? I thought Hugh Grant had been fucked around with for ages now..

QuantaCat
10-07-2011, 02:21 PM
All they did was hack a few phones and pay off a few bent coppers. A price worth paying for the fake Sheikh.

I read "..and off a few bent coppers."

Lewie Procter
26-07-2011, 11:21 PM
And in extremely tangentially related news, Lewie P is now internet famous: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/blog/2011/jul/08/news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-scandal#block-93
Congrats, that man.

Just doing my bit.

join95278
28-07-2011, 10:04 AM
I've got a newfound respect for this guy
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