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3 years ago  ::  Jul 09, 2011 - 11:58AM #11
Ebon
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Jul 9, 2011 -- 11:50AM, TPaine wrote:

Do you think the fact that Andy Coulson was arrested in connection with the phone hacking scandal will have a negative effect on David Cameron since the PM had appointed the former News of the World editor as his communications director?



I think it should but probably won't. Cameron at this point, could be compared to teh Teflon Don: Throughly evil but his opponants are unable to make anything stick.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 09, 2011 - 12:29PM #12
Ken
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Jul 8, 2011 -- 6:07AM, Ebon wrote:


For those who don't know, the News Of The World is essentially the Sunday edition of The Sun.



Isn't that the rag that has tits on page three and one-sentence paragraphs? It's not a real newspaper.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 09, 2011 - 12:41PM #13
Ebon
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Jul 9, 2011 -- 12:29PM, Ken wrote:

Isn't that the rag that has tits on page three and one-sentence paragraphs? It's not a real newspaper.



That's the one. Also known for having very sloppy journalistic standards, a political stance akin to a football hooligan (albeit, still saner than the Mail), giving celebrities stupid nicknames and, weirdly, extremely good wrestling coverage (which seems to be the only part of the paper they take seriously).


I read The Independent or The Guardian.

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 09, 2011 - 3:05PM #14
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Jul 9, 2011 -- 12:29PM, Ken wrote:


Jul 8, 2011 -- 6:07AM, Ebon wrote:


For those who don't know, the News Of The World is essentially the Sunday edition of The Sun.



Isn't that the rag that has tits on page three and one-sentence paragraphs? It's not a real newspaper.




 


>>>>> Good point Ken!

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 16, 2011 - 5:12PM #15
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3 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2011 - 12:13AM #16
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Here in Oz, the Murdoch press is so arch-conservative (propaganda), that I refuse to deal with any of it! And Google News usually cites his muck as the first option. So I usually don't bother with that outlet either.  Find something alternative to read!

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3 years ago  ::  Jul 25, 2011 - 12:26PM #17
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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James Murdoch is reportedly on the ropes!

There was a “smoking gun” email back in 2008, strongly suggesting that hacking at The News of the World was more widespread than admitted, and as soon as it appeared in the lawsuit brought by the first phone-hacking victim, soccer official Gordon Taylor, Crone and Myler knew the case had to be settled. James says that when they briefed him they did not show him the email; they say they did.



If this was just a difference of recollection it might not be that bad for James, but it isn’t, because every other indication supports Crone and Myler. Most notably, James went on to authorize a huge settlement of £725,000, which, though he denies it, most observers have construed as hush money. Why pay a fortune in hush money if you haven’t seen the email you want to hush up?


www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/2...


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