The Official Newscorp/UK end of season finale/Rebekah Brooks did 9/11 thread

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groan

tpp, Friday, 15 July 2011 13:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

lool

so brycey (history mayne), Friday, 15 July 2011 13:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

'i'm not afraid of heights, snakes, or red-headed women'

so brycey (history mayne), Friday, 15 July 2011 13:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is it just me or does KRM look like the unseen hand is doing a five-finger Umbro shuffle?

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Friday, 15 July 2011 13:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

nakhchivan, Friday, 15 July 2011 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

TRIBAL BRAH

nakhchivan, Friday, 15 July 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Uh? Via the Telegraph:

14.49 Barack Obama is expected to break his silence on the phone scandal this afternoon. Stay tuned for more.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 14:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

TRIBAL BRAH

When James Murdoch was a hip-hop mogul

James Mitchell, Friday, 15 July 2011 14:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's lachlan tho, guessing his boutique psytrance label didn't get bought by pops

nakhchivan, Friday, 15 July 2011 14:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's hard to tell these wealthy white boys apart, with all their tattoos and suits and board positions.

James Mitchell, Friday, 15 July 2011 14:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't want someone jailed if they lobbed a bin at my car whilst I was driving it, but I'd definitely want some sort of punishment that would be more than a mild inconvenience to them

if someone threw a bin at a human being in a car i think it wd be naughty but in this case

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rupert Murdoch is very sad:

We are sorry.

The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account. It failed when it came to itself.

We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred.

We are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected.

We regret not acting faster to sort things out.

I realise that simply apologising is not enough.

Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. We need to live up to this.

In the coming days, as we take further concrete steps to resolve these issues and make amends for the damage they have caused, you will hear more from us.

Sincerely,

Rupert Murdoch

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Grovelling little bastard

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh and apparently Cameron had Coulson over for tea or something two months after the latter resigned. Bros, kicking back.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Everyone deserves a third chance

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

hope he's got the same idea of "taking concrete steps" as me

this planit is socked up and dave is a cul ringmaster (DJ Mencap), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

16.14 Rupert Murdoch is meeting the family of Milly Dowler, the murdered schoolgirl whose voicemail was hacked into by the News of the World, BBC News reports.

"No, really, I insist, please take all this money."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah they seem quite happy to support the super soaraway lying cunt

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

16.20 More on that meeting between Rupert Murdoch and the Dowlers. BBC News reporting that the meeting at a central London hotel was arranged hastily this morning, with the Dowlers told: "Rupert wants to meet you".
They were said to be desperate not to be used as an instrument of spin but still agreed to the meeting. Murdoch was wearing a full suit this afternoon as he went into the hotel, a change from the tracksuits and casual wear we've seen him in this week.

Really, really wish he had gone in in the tracksuit.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

And that ad as it will run:

WE ARE SORRY plzleaveusalone

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

they should get Morrissey to release "Suedehead '11" for this

she choots, she pah! (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, soz, thxbye.

Mark G, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- that would make the final lines a little...weird.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

16.29 A little more detail is coming from Downing St about Andy Coulson's stay at Chequers in March. He was invited to dinner and to stay overnight as a "thank you for his work" before his resignation in January.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

i smell a slash fiction genre

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

the most terrifying of smells

Spotify, Spotify me (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Slash *is* the genre. The term you are looking for is "pairing".

Karen D. Tregaskin, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

sorry K i knew it was badly worded

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

the most terrifying of smells

At the least, rather moist.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

At Dave’s house Andy listened to the message with a smile on his face. Soon enough Dave would know all about the Game. Andy felt himself harden at the thought of what lay ahead for them both, not just tonight but over the weekend to come.

Andy’s hand slipped down inside his pants, grabbing his cock and gently pulling his hand along its engorged length. He moaned at the sensations flooding his body. Preparing for what was to come had made him so sexually charged he could have climaxed right there and then.

Stop that, he told himself, there is still so much to do before Dave gets back, everything must be perfect. Reluctantly Andy released his hand from his cock and went back to work.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Stop that

otm

Spotify, Spotify me (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- Yeah yeah, docudrama and all, but where's your slash entry?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Chancellor of the SexChequers

Neil S, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

sb'd everyone itt, risk of contagion too great

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Slowly Darragh inched his hand towards the throbbing SB button.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

jesus CHRIST

who shivs a git (darraghmac), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

He gasped...

that was the last arrow in my quiver of whimsy (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

lolling like a mf here

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

.. he shouted(xpost), but it was OK, now was not the time..

Mark G, Friday, 15 July 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

amazing

Spotify, Spotify me (DJP), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

was anyone else old/lame enough to be reminded of this

this planit is socked up and dave is a cul ringmaster (DJ Mencap), Friday, 15 July 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

The perfect thing is that Murdoch's referenced two-thirds through!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

17.24 Mark Lewis, Dowler family solicitor:

"It was a private meeting that had been called for by Rupert Murdoch and he was humbled to give a full and sincere apology to the Dowler family.

"We told him, the Dowler family told him, that his papers should lead the way to set the standard of honesty and decency in the field and not what had gone on before.

"At the end of the day actions are going to speak louder than words. Thank you."

He went on to say, when questioned over Rupert Murdoch: "I think he was very humbled, I think he was very shaken and sincere. I think it was something that has hit him on a very personal level that it shouldn't have happened.

"Yes, he did apologise, he apologised many times. I don't think somebody could have held their head in their hands so many times to say they were sorry.

"It was a heartfelt and what seemed to be a very sincere apology."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Share values keep dropping, you have no idea how sorry I am!"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

sepukku or he don't mean it imo

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 July 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Probably saving that for Tuesday.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Would be interested to know the size and nature of Brooks' golden parachute.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Friday, 15 July 2011 16:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have just reached a point where i'm sick of hearing about this. yes please punish everyone who broke the law but i'm just never going to care about it as much as the ppl writing the newspapers obviously (and understandably) do

tpp, Friday, 15 July 2011 17:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually thinking about Murdoch being all apologetic to the Dowlers makes me think about the opening of Snow Crash where it's clear the pizza mogul does not like having to go out and apologize for late delivery.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 July 2011 17:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

We've been caught.

The News of the World was in the business of catching other people. It failed when it came to not getting caught itself.

We are sorry we've been caught.

We are deeply sorry for the hurt we as individuals have suffered by getting caught.

We regret not acting faster to prevent ourselves being caught.

We realise that simply apologising won't change the fact we've been caught. But it might start to give the corrupt politicians and policemen we rely upon to look after us an excuse to start looking after us again.

Our business was founded on the idea that if we owned the press we would be immune from being caught. Your vindictive little country didn't live up to this.

In the coming days as we take further concrete steps to try to obscure the issues and limit the damage caused you will hear more bullshit from us.

Sincerely,

Rupert

frankiemachine, Friday, 15 July 2011 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

wouldn't pass his CSE that way

Rosie 47 (ken c), Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Early tweets say Rupert Murdoch's just resigned as director of NewsInt and The Times!

higgs' besom (suzy), Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

O_O

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

this was implicit in the announcement of int/corp split up a couple of weeks ago i guess?

caek, Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

but lol

caek, Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

A total of eight out of the 13 people arrested on suspicion of phone hacking will face charges.

A further three people on police bail over hacking allegations have not been charged. The decision relating to two others has been deferred, the CPS has said.

The eight individuals to face charges are: Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, Stuart Kuttner, Glenn Mulcaire, Greg Miskew, Ian Edmondson, Neville Thurlbeck and James Weatherup.

caek, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope that delia smith exclusive in 2005 was worth going to prison for, whatever the fuck it was.

joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

full charge sheet here

joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope that delia smith exclusive in 2005 was worth going to prison for, whatever the fuck it was.

Maybe it was a recipe for baking a cake with a hacksaw hidden in it

mod night at the oasis (NickB), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

so for wade this is in addition to perverting the course of justice, but no news yet about a decision on possible corruption charges (i.e. police bribery), right?

caek, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that a separate investigation? I think they have three on the go at the moment.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I expect Cameron, Blair and Brown have been texting her to send their commiserations... uhhhhhhhhhhh

SomeTwat from Tring (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i think it must be. not keeping up with leveson, so i'm missing a lot of the actual news here.

caek, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think these are from operation weeting (phone hacking); the bribery one is operation elveden and there's also operation tuleta (computer hacking), neither of which the CPS have made a decision on yet.

joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

caek, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

coulson looks a bit like dom.

caek, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

not too be super cynical but i'd like some more info about how her thing is run, & what she'd actually propose NI do - it's obviously a really nice contrast from just hearing james murdoch at all but it's a very sensible move to distance herself from their gross & toxic overly corporate rhetoric. but yeah hearing someone defend the license fee is neat &c.

very sexual album (schlump), Saturday, 25 August 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
2 weeks pass...

His masochistic glee in receiving kicking after kicking while defending the press in every TV studio in the land suggested he had, uh, issues

Step not on a loose unforgiving stone on a pyramid to paradise (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 March 2013 13:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

the picture in the piece looks like it was taken the morning after he received a drunken kicking in a gutter somewhere. he reeks of 'wrong-un' to an almost comedic degree.

still, i bet that piers hernu looks at mcmullan and wistfully thinks, that could have been me.

The @glennbeck have raisin b-lls and rice crispy d-ck (stevie), Saturday, 23 March 2013 13:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

What a nugget, it took me 20 seconds to find that jam jar story debunked on google http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/ec-labels-ban-on-re-using-jam-jars.html

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Saturday, 23 March 2013 14:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mr McMullan, who is 45, says he was inspired to put himself forward as a UKIP candidate by two events.

The first was the fact that three months ago his 80-year-old mother, who likes making jam, was among those affected by the new law from Europe saying she could not re-use jam jars.

“There has to come a time when enough is enough,” said Mr McMullan, who runs the Castle Inn and backpackers hostel in Russell Street, Dover.

my clearest memory of this guy is when steve coogan destroyed him on newsnight, and yet here he's basically just alan partridge

Esteban Buttiérrez (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 23 March 2013 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I was just thinking about this thread this morning. Some great posting up there.

the profane theology of (imago), Monday, 3 June 2013 09:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looks like a second season's been commissioned . . .

Random .mdb Memories (NotEnough), Monday, 3 June 2013 10:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

What's your favourite post from this thread? Let's take a trip down memory lane.

the profane theology of (imago), Monday, 3 June 2013 10:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I can't even

my eventual wife (stevie), Thursday, 4 July 2013 06:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

heartbreaking stories from these poor journalists whose families have suffered at the hands of an uncaring police force. i wonder if any of them suffered the same agonies on behalf of the people they've smeared and libelled thru their gutter comic over the years?

for many people a really special folder makes a huge difference (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 July 2013 06:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

begging for a 'downfall' parody video, isn't it?

my eventual wife (stevie), Thursday, 4 July 2013 06:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Error 451 freedom of speech not found

freedom of speech not found

Guru Meditation:

XID: 1949454984

Varnish cache server

aldi young dudes (suzy), Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

freedom of speech not found

Good

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

i read that story last night. i find it quite hard to believe tbh.

There shouldn't be a thread for Dennis Perrin tweets. (stevie), Sunday, 28 July 2013 13:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
3 months pass...

I know this isn't directly phone-hacking/newscorp related, but

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/03/wendi-deng-note-tony-blair

sktsh, Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:54 (5 months ago) Permalink

I know it couldn't happen to a nicer bloke but vanity fair really is just gutter journalism with a coat of gold paint

badg, Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:09 (5 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

News breaking that Coulson has been found guilty of hacking (but perhaps not other charges), Brooks not guilty.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

I will never forget the giddy euphoria of June 2011.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

If I had to pick one to go down it would be Coulson, so fair enough

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

Fuck with the Royals, down you go. Fuck with anyone else, retain the firm of the PM's brother for your defense, and off you get.

leave the web alone boys (suzy), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

^

Prostitute Farm Online (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

new season starting a bit slowly but paedophile political conspiracies definitely a promising plotline.

woof, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Putting the Great back into Brittan.

Tommy McTommy (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

this thread reminds me i need to buy private eye this week

You are the worst breed of fong (stevie), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Geoffrey Dickens as I shall always remember him:

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 16:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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