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Update on News of the World Phone Hacking Scandal

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    Denton, TX
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    So, its been months since the Murdoch/News of the World Phone Hacking Scandal has been in the news. But, that doesn't been its a dead issue. Since then, a committee has been put in place to continue investigations, 2 people have been arrested in connection to the scandal and a few ex-employees went on the record to out right admit that their superiors knew exactly what was going on.

    Just thought I'd update everyone on this because, as you know, Rupert Murdoch is a very powerful man in this country and his misdeeds need to be brought into the light. People do NOT need to just forget and move on. I personally hope this leads to a fall of his, in some form or another. Agree?

    Here's a great article from Reuters, showing the timeline of events since July of this year:

    Timeline: News Corp and the phone-hacking scandal
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    Dallas, TX
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    Old thread, I know. But, this would be the title I would have given a new thread anyways..

    There's been a verdict in the UK on this hacking scandal.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/uk-phone-hacking-trial-andy-coulson-guilty-but-rebe...

    Former News of the World editor and Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, but Rebekah Brooks has been cleared on all counts and has walked free from the Old Bailey's marathon phone hacking trial.

    Doesn't sound like much justice to me, but at least someone got in trouble. How does a major editor and the right hand man of Murdoch for so many years, Brooks, get off without any punishment whatsoever?
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    I don't know all the details of the case but I would think that the evidence against that one person was not substantial enough to merit a conviction. I doubt the prosecutors would have let her go if that wasn't the case.