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    News Of The World, RIP

    The Dirty Digger's Sunday UK filth-sheet, at one time the biggest-selling newspaper in the world, has fallen on its sword. Huzzah.

    News International may well launch a replacement Sun On Sunday. Boo.

    What really matters is where the filth-merchants end up writing or broadcasting in future. The ex-editors from the filth years, for example:

    1994: Piers Morgan
    1995: Phil Hall
    2000: Rebekah Brooks (the ex-Mrs Ross Kemp, would you believe)
    2003: Andy Coulson (ex-Number 10 communications director for The Incredible Cameron)
    2007: Colin Myler

    And the columnists.

    Carole Malone, for example, may she rot in obscurity.

    So. The News Of The World is dead. Yay, etc.
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    Re: News Of The World, RIP

    They were the outfit that was tied to the recent phone tapping ruckus. Correct?
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    For the last five years, yes. And, unsurprisingly, corrupting officers of the Metropolitan Police. And, it wouldn't in the least bit surprise me, destroying evidence. And it was employees who did all that, not the company. I'm quite keen that they should be exposed and prosecuted right up the food chain.
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    I've boycotted Murdoch goods for years. I'm delighted to see the NotW go; and doubly delighted that the damage really does seem to be going up the food chain to the Murdochs themselves.

    With the country in a very bad mood anyway, this was not the time to get fingered for deleting Milly Dowler's voicemails in the hope of some juicy revelations (Milly Dowler was a murdered 13 year old whose case was national as a Missing Person issue for months. Deleting her voicemails gave the family false hope she was alive). The country just now is in the mood for blood.

    What should I sacrifice to which God to ensure Murdochs Snr and Jnr are prosecuted, found not fit to take over BSkyB, hammered in the US courts under their foreign malpractice legislation, and convicted of being pondscum? Rebekah should just be handed over to NotW journos. (Wonder what dirt THEY can dish on the company, btw)

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    Re: News Of The World, RIP

    it is called Karma
    and it has come back around...

    they got nothing less what what the deserves

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    My cynical slant on current events ?

    A master stroke by a wheeler dealer all powerful multi-millionaire.
    All Mr Murdoch has done so publicly is to metaphorically, pop a pimple on the face of his global empire, for cosmetic reasons.
    The poison is still there, but not contained within one operation, IF, it was before.
    He can afford to erase a national institution for his own purposes.
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    It's the kind of thing that is cultural and stems right from the top of the company. The private investigator is on record as stating the decision was by commitee not just a few rogue reporters. Are we really to believe that no one in senior management questioned why so much was being paid to him?

    I hope it's the end of them taking over BskyB, not to mention commercialising the BBC. The most amazing thing is how labour can forget their own grovelling to murdoch and his poisonous bunch (and convince thenselves we hadn't noticed.

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    Re: News Of The World, RIP

    You know, the most promising thing about this case as it develops is that responsibility DOES seem to be creeping up the food chain. It's the combination of paying off off the police together with the indication that other Newscorps titles use the same unethical, immoral and illegal methods that seems to be the real indicator.

    Milliband may be weaselling on this one for party political reasons, but Cameron seems to want to deal with the issue - if only because of Coulson - and Lib Dems are delighted to get a chance to hack at Murdoch (see Vince Cable's incautious comments to Daily Torygraph journos who were quite happy to go along with the Murdoch Press' attacks on Clegg and the Lib Dems last year.)

    Most delightfully of all, I've started to see other parts of the Murdoch Empire creaking as they try to deflect attention away from him. I already get the impression from other Sky News (part of my Virgin package and just now is the only time I've watched it) that it's unfair prejudice from the left wing BBC and Guardian against a successful private individual who is being targeted simply because he is successful.

    Don't think the Guardian and BBC are going to let this drop anytime soon. Nor Parliament, nor the Police, nor the Public. Murdoch will probably get away with it somehow, but I really hope they can stop him getting hold of the rest of BSkyB. I hope for more, but cynicism says we'll be lucky to achieve even that much.

    Most important thing is not to forget about it, don't buy a Murdoch paper and do cancel your Sky subscription. (I heard, I don't know how truthfully, that if you phone up to cancel over this issue, they offer you six months free. Go on - cancel anyway.)

    Social media like this bypass the Press. We can talk direct to eachother and politicians without needing them. While we can, we can keep the pressure on this issue. Given that all walks of life from the Royals down have been affected by this it is a genuinely national issue.

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    BOYCOTT MURDOCH - YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
    Bit difficult as I have been doing that for years. Too bad though if you happen to live in an area with only sky available to you. The BBC seem to be exhibiting a certain amount of glee over all this, can't say I blame them as murdoch has v=been trying to oersuade givernment to do away with the licence fee for years. What I find incredible is that anyone even now still thinks they should be allowed to take over bskyb.

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    Re: News Of The World, RIP

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    The BBC may be exhibiting some glee; I'm exibiting more, because this issue is still gathering steam. Can the momentum really be sustained? Chuckle. Twice in a year - we're definitely outside my expectation bracket! (The other one was Lib Dems in govt)
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