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Coulson found guilty of phone hacking


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#1 John Drake

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:21 AM

Phone hacking trial: Brooks cleared of charges, Coulson guilty
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27997688


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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:37 PM

There are, I think, further charges to be considered regarding Coulson and Goodman.

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#3 JohnM

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

better topic title? Brooks innocent of all charges.

Where does this leave the "Stop Murdoch Coalition" of the Guardian, Leveson, Hacked Off, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Common Purpose? Dead in the water, I trust.

#4 Just Browny

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

better topic title? Brooks innocent of all charges.

Where does this leave the "Stop Murdoch Coalition" of the Guardian, Leveson, Hacked Off, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Common Purpose? Dead in the water, I trust.

 

Don't understand this. Who was Coulson working for at the time?


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#5 longboard

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

It ain't just Couslon.

 

Other employees have been convicted. They pleaded gulity.



#6 ckn

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:25 PM

The media coverage I've seen today goes on about Brooks being "completely exonerated" (Telegraph).  No, she was found not guilty, we don't know whether this was the jury just not able to get over that final burden of beyond reasonable doubt or whether they thought the prosecution case was a bag of rubbish and she was completely innocent.


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#7 Griff9of13

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

Another display of his sparkling judgement form Dave: Judge considered halting hacking trial after Cameron comments :rolleyes:


"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

#8 a j cougar

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:52 PM

better topic title? Brooks innocent of all charges.

Where does this leave the "Stop Murdoch Coalition" of the Guardian, Leveson, Hacked Off, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Common Purpose? Dead in the water, I trust.


What on Earth are you talking about?

#9 Trojan

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:08 PM

The media coverage I've seen today goes on about Brooks being "completely exonerated" (Telegraph).  No, she was found not guilty, we don't know whether this was the jury just not able to get over that final burden of beyond reasonable doubt or whether they thought the prosecution case was a bag of rubbish and she was completely innocent.

Brooks was having an affair with Coulson during much of this period, but there's no proof that she knew what he was up to.  They were working together, they were sleeping together.End of.

Cameron appointed Coulson despite warnings from all and sundry. Cameron is described by a European colleague as "a very poor negotiator"  Cameron is described by a Tory colleague as "bumbling from one shambles to another"

Why is this guy still being allowed to run things?


Edited by Trojan, 25 June 2014 - 09:12 PM.

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#10 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:21 PM

Brooks was having an affair with Coulson during much of this period, but there's no proof that she knew what he was up to.  They were working together, they were sleeping together.End of.

 

Not sure it mattered if she knew, she was up for a conspiracy charge, so would of had to have a hand in it?


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#11 Griff9of13

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:19 AM

Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months over phone hacking


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#12 markleeds

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

Out in 9 months, multi million pound tell all book deal and a few years on the after dinner speech circuit. He will do very well out of this.

#13 shrek

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

 

I find the costs involved staggering, 33 million quid according to The Guardian out of the public purse and the longest sentence dished out is 18 months, which as already said will no doubt see him out after 9.

 

Of course justice needs to be served but its a shame those costs can't all be clawed back from News International - or can they and the papers just fail to mention that bit?



#14 Futtocks

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

I have read somewhere that the maximum sentence available for this offence is 2 years, and Coulson has been helpful in the investigation, so 18 months it is. Open prison, no doubt, nice and cushy.


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#15 Wolford6

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

Fall guy.


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#16 gingerjon

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

Fall guy.

 

It's handy for that role that he's guilty as sin.


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#17 Wolford6

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:44 AM

Interesting article on the NOTW newsroom culture.

 

http://www.theguardi...ack-nick-davies


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#18 Griff9of13

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

Interesting article on the NOTW newsroom culture.

 

http://www.theguardi...ack-nick-davies

 

Thanks for that. Even if it's only partially true it exposes that end of "journalism" to be an absolute cesspit. What a repulsive place it must have been to work in.

 

The irony is that TNOTW used to, and other such rags still do, lecture the rest of us about morals and parade their victims as morally of a lower order. 


Edited by Griff9of13, 28 July 2014 - 01:10 PM.

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."




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