News News International back tracks again on phone hacking

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by cHodAX, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Fingers crossed they man up and stop this deal from going through.
     
  2. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

  3. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!


    I wouldn't cross your fingers, Murdoch wants this taken to the competition commission, he wouldn't do that unless he already knew the outcome. He's now going to be able to keep sky news and the share price has taken a further hit too.
     
  4. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I'm curious. Why?
     
  5. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Well I thought the competition commission would rule against but the more I read that seems not to be the case. It seems that has both taken the pressure off the tories and all but guaranteed himself the nod because with NotW closed his share of the market is 'temporarily' smaller.
     
  6. Corran

    Corran Part of the furniture

    thing is, with getting sky and keeping sky news as part of it then surely proportionately he will have a bigger share of the market. but that just make to much sense to deal with :p
     
  7. Sydrik

    Sydrik Resident Freddy

    Lemonparty is bad mmmkay
     
  8. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

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  9. Jimmy

    Jimmy Part of the furniture

    that's a you would then Syd :p
     
  10. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

  11. Fafnir

    Fafnir FH is my second home

    Seems voices are being raised in the US Senate to investigate this in the US.
     
  12. Calaen

    Calaen I am a massive cock who isn't firing atm!

    The fall of an empire!!!
     
  13. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Brilliant. :D Now let the rest of the stories commence, the ones that Brooks admited in private would bring darker days yet! :D
     
  14. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Erm you do realise that NI already own a significant portion of BSB, and that in future there's nothing to stop them trying again?

    It's a big setback but hardly anything he'll be worrying about.
     
  15. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Yep I do realise that, however all three main parties are now looking at tightening up the rules, Vince Cable is doubtful they will bid again because of the 'fit and proper' rules that will be applied to a future bid plus he also knows there is more dark stuff coming in this ongoing scandal. Just as Brookes said, there will be darker days as more stories break. Wait until they start taking down serving police officers for corruption, shit is going to get real nasty then.

    As for hardly anything he will be worrying about? So Australia starting investigations and the U.S. considering doing the same will not worry him?
     
  16. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    The politicians are all shitting themselves, they've been along for the ride for years.

    Expect a lot of hand-wringing and odious statements, and then business as usual. Politicians are shit scared of the media.
     
  17. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    We have a police investigation with a police service who badly need to redeem themselves, we are also looking at two public investigations. This isn't going away and the polititians know it so instead of handwringing them are going to stick the boot in, the Liberals in particular are loving this, a chance to score points off thier coalition partners whilst remaining in power. Labour also have nothing to lose, Murdoch ditched them and they have been hurting badly for the last 18 months, they now see this as a chance to lay into both N.I. and the government.

    Eventually business as usual will happen but not without massive fallout and changes, in that aspect it won't be 'usual' but we will end back where all this started 25 years ago with a weaker tabloid media which is no bad thing.
     
  18. Fafnir

    Fafnir FH is my second home

    Rebekah Brooks resigned yesterday, and the FBI are goin to investigate the alligations that they hacked the victims of 9/11.
     
  19. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Ding-dong the witch is dead! :D
     
  20. Shagrat

    Shagrat I am a FH squatter

  21. ilaya

    ilaya Can't get enough of FH

    Rebekah Brooks now ARRESTED!! blimey..
     
  22. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik FH is my second home

    To bad Murdoch has the perfect scape goat there...

    Pretty sure Brooks only did what he told her to do, doesn't make her any less guilty tho.
     
  23. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Actually I don't think Rupert Murdoch had anything to do with it, his son and Brookes were running News Internation and NotW at the time. Even James Murdoch probably kept himself at a distance so as not to be implicated but Brookes as editor had to be right in the thick of it because she was the one who had to sign off on investigations. Much as I hate Rupert Murdoch you have to realise that he is running a global company of with NotW and is but a very small part, he hasn't be heavily involved in the day to day of that paper for the best part of 20 years. James Murdoch cannot say the same, he had direct oversight for some considerable time if I remember correctly, even if he didn't know the fact remains that he was in charge of that operation when laws were broken. Brookes as editor is 100% guilty though, there is no way she could not have known, not just theoretically impossible but totally impossible.
     
  24. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Murdoch isn't stupid enough to be actually directly involved. He'll be fine.
     
  25. ilaya

    ilaya Can't get enough of FH

    fuck me.... proof (as if it were needed) that the sooner Fox news crashes and burns the better. Brainwashing bullshit.
     
  26. Helme

    Helme Part of the furniture

    They do realise that there is a difference between hacking and being hacked right? And that they were on the hacking side?
     
  27. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    They are trying to muddy the waters, your average American doesn't have a clue what is really going on.
     

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