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Unexpected arrest in phone-hacking case leaves News of the World stunned
Guardian ^ | Friday 15 April 2011 | Amelia Hill and Dan Sabbagh

Posted on 04/15/2011 6:33:50 AM PDT by Cardhu

News of the World reacted to the unexpected arrest of one of its most senior reporters by clearing his desk.

Despite the paper having promised that it would co-operate fully with police inquiries, executives descended on the desk of former news editor James Weatherup moments after learning of his arrest. Under the eyes of their legal team, they bagged up notebooks, papers and recording machines and removed them "via our lawyers", a firm whose identity the publisher refused to confirm.

A few hours later, the police arrived and took the bags to Scotland Yard.

The unexpected arrest of Weatherup, one of the most senior journalists at the News of the World, at his home leaves little room for doubt that the new police team investigating the phone-hacking scandal is determined to succeed where its much-criticised predecessors failed.

It was three weeks ago that the News of the World dumped a vast archive of data at Scotland Yard's door – a trove that has turbo-charged the Met investigation.

The data, which comprises millions of emails from everyone at the newspaper – and which the NoW previously claimed had been lost – could implicate the paper in more instances of malpractice than have been previously suggested.

There are 8,000 emails relating to Sienna Miller alone. An examination of their contents could reveal that many more public figures were targeted by the newspaper, in addition to the 24 who are already bringing legal actions, including football agent Sky Andrew and the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell.

It was also anticipated that the archived data would include email exchanges between the most senior executives on the NoW, including its former editor Andy Coulson, who resigned as David Cameron's media adviser in January, and Ian Edmondson, Greg Miskiw, and Neville Thurlbeck, journalists on the paper.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: newsoftheworld; phonetapping; uk
"Weatherup – the third news editor under Coulson and one of a handful of senior employees who would take part in private discussions of major news stories with other senior members of the paper – was arrested in an early-morning swoop that left both his family and News International reeling."
1 posted on 04/15/2011 6:33:55 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Is is permissible to use the word “unexpected” in this context??

I mean - not one word in the whole article about bad economic developments....

2 posted on 04/15/2011 6:42:50 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Cardhu; All

A Rupert Murdoch owned (NewsCorp) the time of the hacking NewsCorp’s international holdings was being run by James Murdoch, Rupert’s very liberal son who is friends with Al Gore.

James Murdoch is now in charge of the American held entities of NewsCorp....he now is running Fox News

Looks like Rupert moved his liberal son to the USA just in time

Folks, if you are still watching Fox News and think it is are being bamboozled. Fox News is drifting more and more always has supported Communist China...but now supports Islamic Terrorist states, illegal alien amnesty....and now attacks the Obama Eligibility people.

Would not surprise me that Fox News or one of its other NewsCorp companies starts hacking Americans.

The Murdoch’s, and Fox News, is not conservative

3 posted on 04/15/2011 6:43:53 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (If I Was Really Born in Hawaii...I Would Proudly Show My Birth Certificate)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

I never thought Fox News was conservative, but did think they were a little to the right of all the others.

However it seems to me that they are giving more time to the left then the right and so what ever “fair and balance” they had, they are losing.

BOR seems to have really moved over to the dark side and I have quit watching him.

I will no longer get my “news” from Fox News, I can no longer trust them to be “fair and balance”, but then that is just my opinion.

4 posted on 04/15/2011 7:04:20 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

i never thought them conservative it was liberal and conservative both. so please inform me which channel to watch which is all conservative.

5 posted on 04/15/2011 7:17:29 AM PDT by LynnHam
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To: LynnHam please inform me which channel to watch which is all conservative.

6 posted on 04/15/2011 7:22:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: Red Badger
CBN ?   I don't think so.

I am a Christian and a conservative, but Pat Robertson is a raving goofball.

7 posted on 07/10/2011 8:35:49 PM PDT by Chaffer
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