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

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Oooooooooh:

@tom_watson If what I have just heard is true, there will have to be a major resignation tomorrow.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:22 (six years ago) Permalink

man there is such teasing going on with this! if something breaks tomorrow it'd be through the papers, wouldn't it? i don't know if it's just because of the bbc thing but things have seemed to slow down a lot over the weekend.

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

guy's other tweets seem sorta nonplussed by people throwing around the idea of cameron resigning at some point

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:32 (six years ago) Permalink

sunday papers are already out so if there is something it's probably not in them

caek, Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:36 (six 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, July 15, 2011 12:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

otm

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

No, that's not it. Or, if Stephenson goes, it won't be for that reason.

George Osborne's been MIGHTY QUIET these past few weeks.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink

man i wish.

i loved the 'concrete steps' part in the original text of rupert's letter, because i kinda feel like it's going to be in reference to the sun on sunday; we will launch this new shitty newspaper as part of our new approach to righteous journalism!

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:53 (six years ago) Permalink

This is going to be an amazing Peter Morgan film.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:56 (six years ago) Permalink

provided that revelations keep spilling with this, it'll be interesting to see to what extent they remain partisan or agency specific; you almost feel there could be that level of fatigue that came with the expenses scandal, whereby at some point everyone implicated & it in some ways takes the heat off
xp lol

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:57 (six years ago) Permalink

When I say this is going to be an amazing Peter Morgan film, that means I was speaking to someone who works with him today, and... XD

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:58 (six years ago) Permalink

The MP who will lead the attack on Rebekah Brooks and Rupert and James Murdoch this week over their roles in the phone-hacking scandal has close links with the media empire, it is revealed today.

John Whittingdale, the Conservative chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport committee, admitted he was an old friend of Mr Murdoch's close aide, Les Hinton, and had been for dinner with Ms Brooks.

The Independent on Sunday has also learnt that Mr Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth, seen as the future saviour of the company, has also met Mr Whittingdale a number of times. Among her 386 "friends" on Facebook, the only MP she lists is Mr Whittingdale. He is also the only MP among 93 Facebook "friends" of Mr Hinton.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/revealed-senior-mps-secret-links-to-murdoch-2315111.html

James Mitchell, Sunday, 17 July 2011 08:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Fuck.

Gary Barlow syndrome (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 08:33 (six years ago) Permalink

That was poetic, wasn't it? Just fucking exasperated.

Gary Barlow syndrome (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 08:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, well, that's all right then!

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 July 2011 09:33 (six years ago) Permalink

if nothing else there is political capital to be gained in opposing this ^^^, on account of it adding to the picture of the cosy, tory/murdoch group in control of everything. it should be opposed as a conflict of interest, surely ..?

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Sunday, 17 July 2011 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Really worried that this whole death-of-News Corp business will be nothing more than a massive anti-climax. If there's one aspect that's guaranteed to endure it's the revelation of just how many hooks that bastard's got into govt etc. Thank christ Miliband has got some guts.

Gary Barlow syndrome (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 July 2011 09:51 (six years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/Idnup.jpg

TORY B

‘Wore a dog-collar for his whippings, but a nice guy’

A married man, tipped for a prime role in any future Tory government. Natalie claims she had five cocaine-fuelled sessions with Tory B, who got his kicks from being whipped while in a dog’s collar.

She said: “I really fancied him when we first met at the home of one of his friends. At first he had no idea what I did for a living, but his wife kept giving me the evil eye. Then one day his friend let slip what I actually did and he booked me for a session.

“A lot of the men I meet are cold and uninteresting, but he had a good soul. But he would soon go off on a rant as soon as anyone mentioned politics. He was very critical of William Hague, the Tory leader at the time. He said after hoovering up a line of coke ‘I’ll be Prime Minister one day’ and I joked, ‘And I’ll have all the evidence on you.’

“He paid me £360 plus pop, which means he had to pay for cocaine on top.”

http://imgur.com/4JZkx

James Mitchell, Sunday, 17 July 2011 10:19 (six years ago) Permalink

A lot of the men I meet are cold and uninteresting, but he had a good soul.

So it wasn't Osborne then? Sounds like Dave but he wouldn't do this to the fragrant Sam...

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Tories will be launching a full internal inquiry if it turns out somebody with a soul's infiltrated the party.

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's where the story breaks down

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 July 2011 11:37 (six years ago) Permalink

"police arrest 42 year old woman"; i wondered if that was brooks, but she's 43

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:11 (six years ago) Permalink

oh, no, guardian says believed to be her

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:12 (six years ago) Permalink

met has corrected its statement: 43yo. lol she lied about her age to the desk sergeant.

joe, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:16 (six years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/BreakingNews/statuses/92569755323600896

"Sources tell Sky that Rebekah Brooks has been arrested as part of phone hacking investigation"

max, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:25 (six years ago) Permalink

LOL xp

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:31 (six years ago) Permalink

met has corrected its statement: 43yo. lol she lied about her age to the desk sergeant.

or they just got it wrong lol.

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:35 (six years ago) Permalink

tweetminster

Rebekah Brooks is being held on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications & corruption allegations - Sky News #notw #phonehacking
2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:35 (six years ago) Permalink

or they just got it wrong lol.

― lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 13:35 (40 seconds ago)

print the legend, it's the news int way

MY WEEDS STRONG BLUD.mp3 (nakhchivan), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:36 (six years ago) Permalink

cover up the truth, it's the met police way

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:37 (six years ago) Permalink

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said "At approximately 12.00 hrs a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden. She is currently in custody.

"She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

"It would be inappropriate to discuss any further details regarding these cases at this time."

James Mitchell, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:37 (six years ago) Permalink

before it gets lost under all the brooks stuff, & w/apologies for continuing to just c+p from the guardian liveblog verbatim, i thought this was interesting:

Just 24 hours before news broke that Milly Dowler's mobile had been hacked, Elisabeth Murdoch and her husband Matthew Freud hosted a gathering of the UK's political and media elite at their Costwolds mansion. According to The Mail on Sunday, Guests included Peter Mandelson, the BBC's Mark Thompson and Robert Peston, Labour MP David Miliband, Conservative education secretary Michael Gove, Tory policy guru Steve Hilton, his wife, Google communications chief Rachel Whetstone, Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch.

like so much of what's fascinating about this (to me, dilettante) is getting a window into the texture of the whole world these people occupied, how often they lunched & fraternised. & d miliband & brooks & the murdochs hanging out just seems like such a fucking underworld, like seriously when i imagine this soiree it is happening in the batcave, it is intriguing to me.

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:38 (six years ago) Permalink

conspiring to intercept communications

is this the same charge everyone else is under, & what phone-hacking is categorised as btw? i just wondered if it might refer to one of the other supposed offences

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:40 (six years ago) Permalink

like so much of what's fascinating about this (to me, dilettante) is getting a window into the texture of the whole world these people occupied, how often they lunched & fraternised. & d miliband & brooks & the murdochs hanging out just seems like such a fucking underworld, like seriously when i imagine this soiree it is happening in the batcave, it is intriguing to me.

it's def something which i want to see more analysis of, because in one sense it's like - duh, of course they're friends. why wouldn't they be? it's natural to socialise with people you meet in your professional life. it's natural for networking to elide with actual friendship among people who have similar interests and personalities. that's not a grand conspiracy, everyone does it. but riven through it are all these deeply gory interpersonal details (eg brooks and the browns) and the sense of having to navigate this minefield of fake friendship even amid the real frienships...it reminds me of, like, a medieval royal court or something.

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:44 (six years ago) Permalink

really wonder how the crisis would have been different if david milliband was the opposition leader, as ed has been so aggressive in all of this.

also wonder if rebekah has been arrested so she doesn't have to go in front of the commons committee on tuesday.

prolego, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:47 (six years ago) Permalink

She'll be out in time to go to the HCMS committee. Coulson was out after a long day of being held.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:52 (six years ago) Permalink

it'll provide her with an "ongoing police matter" out for every question though :/

lex pretend, Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:53 (six years ago) Permalink

They all need to go under oath on Tuesday.

natalie imbroglio (suzy), Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:58 (six years ago) Permalink

mps will probably use some unused powers dating back to the 14th century to drag her from jail to get her to that committee if they have to.

prolego, Sunday, 17 July 2011 13:42 (six years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/U3uc6.png

James Mitchell, Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:46 (six years ago) Permalink

wtf

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 July 2011 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh FFS. Which news outlet is that?

emil.y, Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Yahoo! News

James Mitchell, Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Yahoo News seem to have a general problem with justification of images in their rolling news bits...decapitations are common.

One Big Craigo, Full Of Bad Boingos (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

oh if only

dave lool (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

HEH

One Big Craigo, Full Of Bad Boingos (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

A+

shake it, shake it, sugary pee (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 17 July 2011 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink


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