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Title: Reach of The News of the World phone-tapping, - "GOTTYA: 9/11-VICTIMS!" (sic).
Post by: Jonnie Goodboy on July 14, 2011, 02:28:21 am
Murdoch Papers Hacking Scandal Spreads to US – 9/11 Victims
Posted on July 11, 2011 by btx3

Looks like the phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s “News of the World” tabloid published in the UK is about to go international. Murdoch, the worlds largest media mogul and owner of hundreds of newspapers and other media properties around the world including Faux News is trying to limit damage through a legal ploy by shutting down”News of the World” and seeking protection under British liquidation laws which seal the company’s property from law enforcement review.

Another Seedy Murdoch Property

The question now is how far illegal phone hacking and tapping extends into the Murdoch media empire, and whether this sort of seedy activity was directed from the top, or acknowledged with a wink-wink.

Is Faux News, the tabloid news broadcaster and right wing propaganda outlet in the US next?

–The Daily Mirror also floated allegations that News of the World journalists tried to hack into the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks. A source told the Mirror that a then-New York City police officer (now a private investigator) was approached and offered money if he would hack into the victims’ voicemail. The officer reportedly declined the offer.

'Now working as a private ­investigator, the ex-officer claimed reporters wanted the victim’s phone numbers and details of the calls they had made and received in the days leading up to the atrocity.

(Well, clearly they wouldn't be making many after the attacks, would they!)

A source said: “This investigator is used by a lot of journalists in America and he recently told me that he was asked to hack into the 9/11 victims’ private phone data. He said that the journalists asked him to access records showing the calls that had been made to and from the mobile phones belonging to the victims and their ­relatives.'

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