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Phone Hacking Scandal Turns Tragic: NOTW Whistleblower Found Dead

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The Guardian reveals a stunning development in the NOTW phone hacking aka MurdochGate case: "News of the World phone hacking whistleblower found dead: Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned. Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home." For now there appears to be no evidence of foul play... for now: "The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing." Alas, as the full scale of this scandal unravels we are worried that this may be just the first of many tragic conclusions to what is rapidly becoming the biggest media scandal of the 21st century.

From The Guardian:

Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but the force said in a statement: "At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Hoare first made his claims in a New York Times investigation into the phone-hacking allegations at the News of the World.

He told that newspaper that not only did Coulson know of the phone-hacking, but that he actively encouraged his staff to intercept the phone calls of celebrities in the pursuit of exclusives.

In a subsequent interview with the BBC he alleged that he was personally asked by his then-editor, Coulson, to tap into phones. In an interview with the PM programme he said Coulson's insistence that he didn't know about the practice was "a lie, it is simply a lie".

At the time a Downing Street spokeswoman said Coulson totally and utterly denied the allegations and said he had "never condoned the use of phone-hacking and nor do I have any recollection of incidences where phone-hacking took place".

Sean Hoare, a one-time close friend of Coulson's, told the New York Times the two men first worked together at the Sun, where, Hoare said, he played tape recordings of hacked messages for Coulson. At the News of the World, Hoare said he continued to inform Coulson of his activities. Coulson "actively encouraged me to do it," Hoare said.

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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:20 | 1466942 Cognitive Dissonance
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Well it looks like the scandal will soon be over. They are now cleaning up all the loose ends.

It's all straight out of the book, in this case on page 68.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:24 | 1466964 nope-1004
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All individuals who have something of value to bring down the Elite Overlords face an "unexplained" fate.

I only see this type of thing intensifying, as the power hungry elites fall one by one.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467078 Ahmeexnal
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It was clearly suicide. He chainsawed his own head off and then placed it on top of his Aston Martin.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:16 | 1467204 Cognitive Dissonance
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Am I admitting that I'm a sick bastard if I say that was fooking funny?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:28 | 1467266 francis_sawyer
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as long as you don't say you "laughed your head off"...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:33 | 1467284 SilverDosed
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:27 | 1468372 TaxSlave
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Did they dispose of the body at sea yet?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467294 Arkadaba
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+ laughing my head off!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:05 | 1467491 knukles
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Yes, but so what?
The heart of the matter is after he did the drill suggested above, how'd his head get on top of the Aston Martin?
Did he have enough taste to match the paint job, not clash with it?"
Not get any of the mess make it's way onto the Real Corinthian Leather?

Amazing.  Every time something like this happens, which always fucking happens when its a tres sensitive subject, close to touching the centers of power, embarrassing their asses, getting them expelled for the cycle of robbery....

...the dude/dudette is always found dead.

And nobody ever fucking questions this amazing pattern of happenstance.  Ever.

Like all the tapes, photos, films, copies just up and fucking vanish.  Every.  Fucking.  Time.

Even the BBC's "tapes" twice announcing the fall of WTC&, with WTC& still standing in the background were said to be misplaced.
Has anybody fucking figured out that there were no tapes to misplace?  They're digital in that day and age?  And then they found 'em again.  "Digitally remastered" I guess.

The magnitude of the lies is astounding.  But no more so that the magnitude of the acceptance of the lies by the sheeple.

War is peace, etc.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:46 | 1467694 francis_sawyer
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correction... "War is PEAS" 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:16 | 1467207 IQ 145
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 I'm sure it's just an innocent co-incidence.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:02 | 1467477 I Am The Unknow...
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"Bobby" did it

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:43 | 1467352 Freddie
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Sounds like your work or worked at Mi5/Mi6 abd know the drill.   Sorry governor - you are hereby suicided.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467084 Stoploss
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He was probably suicided.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:53 | 1467090 chumbawamba
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OH JEEZ, don't be such a cynic!

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467295 Cognitive Dissonance
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You need to hang around more often so people get a hang of your sarcasm. Either that or people just reflexively junk you.

Or both.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:39 | 1467321 dogbreath
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Its just a few of Robo's fans who a bored.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:50 | 1467400 JimBowie1958
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One might say that blowing the whistle on the PTB is a form of suicide, so its not too cynical at all.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:24 | 1467241 tbone654
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I don't laugh much these days...  but I would have spit out my teeth on that one, if they (my teeth) weren't so firmly attached...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:30 | 1466990 jus_lite_reading
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The SHIT is really hitting the FAN now!!! EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF!!!


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467026 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Copy that.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:37 | 1467033 MarketTruth
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This is expected.

Go visit to see how many bodies the Clintons have racked up.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:35 | 1467290 fiftybagger
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Or LBJ and his string of bodies.  Or that black woman who accused GWB of rape in Texas.  Or a few of Barry's close "friends"

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:29 | 1468547 Dugald
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Thank you for the link, most interesting...!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:34 | 1467011 francis_sawyer
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So was it:

- Col Mustard in the library with a candlestick?


- Lee Harvey in the book depository with a rifle?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:38 | 1467034 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Shaun Hannity and Bill O'Reilly in the Green Room with a mic cord.

Got to stop this thing from getting to Faux News et al.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:39 | 1467037 williambanzai7
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I think it was Colonel Gadaffi in the mudroom.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:45 | 1467057 Zero Govt
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it was Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the corner with the pointy D hat on 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:02 | 1467126 francis_sawyer
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Barry in the Situation Room with the teleprompter...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:20 | 1467218 Ahmeexnal
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And his caddy, Mr. Biden.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:49 | 1467062 oddjob
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It was Linda Green with a pen in every room.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:01 | 1467119 Zero Govt
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it was Business Minister Vince Cable in the glasshouse with the chip on his shoulder and the monkey on his back

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:02 | 1467127 Urban Roman
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He was so remorseful and depressed that he hung himself by one heel and slit both wrists after shooting himself in the back and head about six times.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:22 | 1468716 tip e. canoe
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Vince Foster in the park with an olive branch.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467013 A Man without Q...
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As tragic as it sounds, I don't think there is anything suspicious.  Firstly, there are probably dozens who know as much if not more than he did.  Secondly, it was clear he was in a downward spiral, with serious drug and alcohol problems.  I wonder if he went on a binge to celebrate the downfall, but he overdosed.  


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:41 | 1467042 francis_sawyer
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Oh... So it was Norma Jean in the hotel room with the meds... Glad we solved that right away...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:44 | 1467052 Buckaroo Banzai
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uh... yeah. So you knew the guy personally? You knew for a fact that he had "serious drug and alcohol problems"?

What we do know are the following facts: He knew about the crimes, blew the whistle on the crimes, and was proven correct about the crimes.

Making ad hominem attacks on whitleblowers is almost as old as whistleblowing. "Drug and alcohol problems" is one of the more shopworn tools found on the character assassin's workbench.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:00 | 1467121 Oh regional Indian
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It's a messenger....shoot him!!!!!

I've been referring to the baron as Murderock recently.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:26 | 1467259 francis_sawyer
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So let me parse this out for all the 'Philistines' still out there...

If you want to pass out some wealth to future generations, here's how:

- Get yourself in cozy with NewsCorp or multi-national conglomerate of your choosing (supplying them with coke & hookers oughta get you close to the inner circle)

- Take out a TRILLION dollar life insurance policy on yourself (through AIG) - making sure it has a "double indemnity" clause for accidental death, whilst buying long dated puts & Cds's on same...

- Start spilling some beans

- Let your heirs build monuments & marble pillared institutions of higher learning in your honor as the hilarity ensues...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:08 | 1467145 i-dog
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"the following facts:......"

And you even left off "he could soon have been called to testify".

How does "a man without qualities" ever get past the captcha?!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:22 | 1467230 A Man without Q...
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Your assumption is that unless you see a conspiracy in everything that happens, you have a problem with numbers?



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:34 | 1467291 Buckaroo Banzai
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Among men of power, conspiracies are the norm, not the exception.

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Don't confuse how things happen in your personal experience, with how things happen that really matter.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:23 | 1467587 samsara
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'The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know. ; Harry Truman
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:14 | 1467195 shano
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I thought it would be a plane crash, but this will do......


(hey, love your name-no one knows that ref much anymore)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:38 | 1467308 Buckaroo Banzai
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Glad you noticed. Yeah, we're dating ourselves.

One of the great cult movies of all time, IMO.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:30 | 1467208 A Man without Q...
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I listened to an interview with him recently, and he was talking about his battle against addiction.  He sounded really fragile and he didn't seem to be getting the help he needed.  

What seemed to have caused him a lot of pain was the way the Murdoch apparatchiks had used his problems as a way to dismiss his claims - "how can you trust this man, he's a drug addict etc etc" - so he was vulnerable, angry, slightly paranoid, all of which are common behaviour patterns of alcoholics and drug addicts.  However, he never denied his problems.

But think about it, there are a large number of investigative journalists, including former NotW staff, who would love to get the scoop of the century if he were murdered and there are too many other journalists who know as much if not more than him, so it doesn't make sense.  This is not Dr Kelly, or Robin Cook...


This is worth a read

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:40 | 1467324 Buckaroo Banzai
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Getting the "scoop of the century" doesn't mean much if it also gets you dead.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:18 | 1467566 zerozulu
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Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:19 | 1467575 Isotope
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"...there are too many other journalists who know as much if not more than him, so it doesn't make sense."

Maybe he didn't know that much, but it could certainly send a strong message to those who do.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:28 | 1467264 tbone654
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and don't forget any "porn site" allegations...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:58 | 1467111 AnAnonymous
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I wonder if he went on a binge to celebrate the downfall, but he overdosed.  


If they had knew... They would have given this guy a promotion, would have drunk himself to death and would have revealed nothing.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:07 | 1467500 zerozulu
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"there are probably dozens who know as much if not more than he did."


This is precisely he was suicided to keep others quite.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467024 Freddie
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Dead men don't talk. A loose end for Mordechi.  All the media and TV are the same. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:49 | 1467045 Bob
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I suppose another hanging-by-dog-leash suicide would be "suspicious."

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:17 | 1467163 i-dog
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As a hitman for the elites once explained it to me: "You can't help bad luck!"

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:00 | 1467122 Azannoth
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'Unexplained death under misterious circumstances' - will be the official cause of death on the coroners certificate lol

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:42 | 1467343 SilverDosed
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Wouldnt surprise me at all if they used a semi-illiterate coroner.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:05 | 1467140 ToNYC
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Had he copied the ZeroHedge manifesto, he'd be still working. Redcoats lost as I remember it.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:58 | 1467740 GoinFawr
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Well, not in August, 1814. Or in December, 1913, for that matter; but I get the idea.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:28 | 1466948 carbonmutant
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"The death is currently being treated as unexplained"...

Lack of evidence is usually viewed as quality wetwork...


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:44 | 1467054 Clamdigger
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You can't really dust for vomit.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:57 | 1467101 A Lunatic
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He is dead because he is not alive anymore. So what killed him? A lack of aliveness sufficient enough to cause expiration.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:07 | 1467146 ToNYC
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the truth still works as a cause of death.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:22 | 1466953 Temporalist
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Whatever happened to Julian Assange and Wikileaks having info on some big financial institution?

At least people are waking up to the big money backed media gorilla that is constantly shaking down the politicians and public servants while promoting failed policies to milk the plebs.

There is no greater organized crime than these kleptocrats, banksters, PhDs.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:51 | 1467082 baseball13
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Apparently the banksters also have ways of making you NOT talk...



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:23 | 1466954 GoinFawr
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Not completely OT:
Kai Nagata on "Why I quit my job" with CTV.

One insider's view

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:23 | 1466956 papaswamp
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News Corp have 'wet work' dept?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:54 | 1467094 CIABS
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why the question mark?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:24 | 1466961 pods
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Sounds plausible to me.  Carry on chaps.




Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:24 | 1466963 Arius
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Murdoch will stop at nothing ...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:20 | 1467216 Things that go bump
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Murdoch is 80 years old and, like Kissinger, will not be around much longer to trouble the councils of the weak and foolish.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:36 | 1467300 KeyserSoze
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Kissinger will survive along with the cockroaches and then proceed to play them all of each other....

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1467809 i-dog
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LOL. Classic!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:26 | 1466969 Sofa King
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Well, at least he didn't drown in his hot tub.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:42 | 1467047 mess nonster
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...Lest anyone ponder the connection (Matt Simmons) between Peak Oil, economic implosion, and ominous trend towards the blurring of gov't, media, and erosion of civil liberties.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:46 | 1467064 Vic Vinegar
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I don't want to ponder that.  Too much Debbie-Downer stuff.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:55 | 1467098 CIABS
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simmons was probably zapped by a drone.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:27 | 1466971 jelyfish
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Murdoch, problem solved on your end.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:27 | 1466973 SilverIsKing
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He must have contracted "whistleblowers disease".  The mortality rate is about 100%.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:33 | 1467004 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So what you aresaying is our Hulk is a superhero.  Figures.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:45 | 1467366 SilverIsKing
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Who is our Hulk?  Tyler?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:27 | 1466974 MsCreant
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Never happy to read about this kind of thing. Sounds like, at minimum, he worked an edge and had a rough life. If you do this kind of thing, you know what's what and what is possible. This applies to both an addict's lifestyle and being a whistleblower. He ran it right up to the edge and went over. No judgement in this. I've had some close calls myself. 

Condolences to his family. Gratitude to him for having the balls to tell the truth. Hope losing his life was NOT the direct cost. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:34 | 1467012 carbonmutant
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:27 | 1466976 Zerohedgefunder
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Whistle blowing anyone? This reminds me of David Kelly. If you are truly a pain in the neck it looks like you're made to disappear in the UK.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:40 | 1467040 Cognitive Dissonance
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Please don't exclude America from the fun and games. Plenty of wet work to go around only our press is much more compliant.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:48 | 1467071 Buckaroo Banzai
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Indeed. In the 90's it was called "Arkancide".

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:29 | 1466981 Transitory Disi...
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My wife laughed just two days ago when I said "I bet you will see people dying/found dead in a few days" with regard to the NOW Scandal.


She also laughed when I started buying GOLD (physical) a few years ago...




Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:48 | 1467072 Silver Dreamer
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Your wife sounds like mine with her constant "nothing is going to happen" comments.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:01 | 1467124 Ahmeexnal
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Toxic crap in cosmetic products inhibit neurotransmission.

This can have advantages, but as you have seen, the blade cuts both ways.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:04 | 1467136 KeyserSoze
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Tell your wife (with a back hander thrown in for effect) that too much has already happened.... DARLING!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:32 | 1467279 tbone654
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+1 per "backhander"

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:09 | 1467156 ToNYC
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Get a life instead of a wife.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467018 MsCreant
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If true, I could see a murder over that. Meanwhile, if he was murdered, I don't think us plebes would be able to easily track down the info that they were trying to keep hidden.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:14 | 1467192 Ahmeexnal
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I'm sure he was hedged. Expect envelopes with the full story to arrive at major media outlets anytime soon.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:29 | 1466983 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Francis Sawyer for the win.  Come on down and claim your prize.  You win a 'Fuck your couch, Bernanke!' t-shirt.

by francis_sawyer
on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:14



New murder trial to commence captivating America in 5...4...3...2...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:02 | 1467472 francis_sawyer
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redrum... Redrum!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:29 | 1466985 Edward Fiatski
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Tyler, really?

This circus is there to distract the peasants from the on-going problems and the coming major kinetic action. Murdoch is taking one for the 'Team'.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:30 | 1466987 outamyeffinway
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And they bust Julian's ass for providing a site for whistleblowers to remain anonymous.....

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:31 | 1466993 mr.glitch
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Is there a generation more corrupt than the boomers?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:03 | 1467128 the left behinds
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um, noooope!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1466995 Dr. Acula
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Why didn't they just use the hotel maid trick? "Egyptian banker arrested over 'hotel maid sex assault'"



Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:49 | 1467076 Silver Dreamer
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That's a different department and different solution.  This solution required more than discrediting someone.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:03 | 1467130 KeyserSoze
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What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:17 | 1467209 Ahmeexnal
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A smellier kind of pile would better describe mankind.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:32 | 1466998 Caveman93
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Totally surprised I am just shocked!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:34 | 1467009 Reptile Master
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Not suspicious at all.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467014 BaBaBouy
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Suicides are Never mudrers in disguise!


Just ask anyone working an the Cia or former Kgb for confirmation...


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467015 Troublehoff
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1467017 Reptile Master
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Maybe it was the dairy and the green leafy veg.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:37 | 1467019 slewie the pi-rat
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i was thinking the old geezer prob had some mi6 cover for these escapades...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467023 Long-John-Silver
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Has anyone hacked into his phone to check for a suicide note or pictures of the murderer?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:01 | 1467110 I Am The Unknow...
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Yes. Apparently he tried to text the word "Bobby"

Who's Bobby???

....or, er....what's a Bobby?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:59 | 1467116 buzzsaw99
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The other tabloids should hack murdoch and everyone else's phone involved in this.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:03 | 1467133 Ahmeexnal
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The power elite do not use cellphones.

Those are only handed out to the sheeple so they get their deadly brain cancer inducing radiation dose.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467025 Silver Dreamer
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Snitches get stitches! Well, a little more than stitches in his case...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:43 | 1467050 JW n FL
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:36 | 1467027 I Am The Unknow...
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Apparently he stabbed himself in the back several times.  Scotland Yard reports that it's the worst case of suicide they've ever seen.

Nothing suspicious at all.  Nothing to see here.  Move along sheeple.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467086 slewie the pi-rat
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the article from yest showed the Yard's andy hayman and peter clarke doing strange things, with clarke admitting the evidence they got 6 years ago had not been investigated thoroughly.  in2007, hayman left the Yard and went to News Int'l as a consultant. 

fr wiki:  News International Ltd is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Until June 2002, it was called News International plc. ...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:37 | 1467032 Tense INDIAN
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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:42 | 1467301 Ahmeexnal
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it is a distraction, a serious one.

shudda bot several copies of the goodbye issue of NOTW.

fetching big bucks on ebay now.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:38 | 1467036 cougar_w
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Best way to stop a crisis. One of two of these and it's another for the history books.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:44 | 1467051 Cognitive Dissonance
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These methods are older than prostitution and right out of the Bible.

Old testament bitches.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:47 | 1467070 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So you're saying it's tradition.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1467808 Boxed Merlot
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2 Samuel 15


Strange twist on the David and Bathsheba story has Bathsheba's grandfather Ahithophel siding with David's first born Absalom in wresting the kingdom away from his pop by advising he sleep with his dad's concubines on the roof of the palace.  Possibly in revenge for David's getting her pregnant and then killing off her husband, supposedly in secret.  You can't make this stuff up.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:09 | 1468674 francis_sawyer
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BTW... How are Bathsheba's sisters Bertha, Bella & Betty doin'

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:49 | 1467708 Uncle Remus
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I'm all for throwing some Old Testament right back at 'em.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:39 | 1467039 BaBaBouy
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Well, I guess Cameraon is really serious about Keeping his job...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:43 | 1467049 JW n FL
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Your News is Bought and Paid for! Just like your Government!


Israel has Bought $$$ and Paid For $$$ the American Government!

See for yourself!

and of course the 29 standing ovations for Netanyahu!




Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:54 | 1467421 zerozulu
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I wonder what will happen to Israel and Jews when $ will be cheaper than wall-paper?


(If TP cost $40 than cheaper than TP)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:52 | 1467055 Piranhanoia
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The UK is going to need a larger fan. Clegg should be PM after about another 10 whistles get blown, and probably a few more reporters are killed.  Check out Guido's joint;   always fun when it comes to parliament.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:08 | 1468319 YHC-FTSE
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It's Clegg or May for the PM position if this goes on any longer, and there are quite a few more whistleblowers from the Murdoch empire who are next in line for the cleaners. He can't get them all, surely? 


Tomorrow's drama in parliament should be worth watching. 

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:49 | 1467077 ian807
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Wasn't it nice when there was a difference between the Mafia and the government?


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:54 | 1467092 MsCreant
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I beg to differ. The Mafia have a code they adhere to and they are honorable. The government, not so much. On behalf of us Zerohedgers, I apologize to all Mafioso who were insulted by ian807's comment.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:36 | 1467649 ToNYC
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to live outside the law, you must be honest. bobby said that.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:55 | 1467099 AnAnonymous
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There is still, there is still. Mafia has not the luxury of investigating itself to declare publically they are innocent.

No evidence of foul play? No wonder with the Police being involved.

I am finding this charming: US citizens(middle class) made all of a scandal because the King was outside the rule of law and this was outrage on humanity.

With the US world order, you dont have one man outside the rule of law but thousands, institutions and all.

The Police is committed in this phone hacking story. Dont expect them to discover somebody is cleaning house here...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:51 | 1467079 Joebloinvestor
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The phone hacking has been going on a long time.

Remember Prince Chas telling Cam how he wished he was a Tampex?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:24 | 1467242 i-dog
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I thought he told Park-Yer-Balls that he wished he wasn't a Tampax!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 16:45 | 1467907 ToNYC
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He didn't have the nuts to aspire to being her vibrator. The king is dead; long live the king. Honi soit qui mal y pense.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:56 | 1467085 HUGE_Gamma
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SILVER bitchz

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:53 | 1467089 sabra1
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that billionaire pharma guys girlfriend which was found nude, hanged and bound, was also ruled a suicide. right, if you're going to kill yourself, make sure you bound yourself first. sadly, this pharma guys six year old son was just found dead. tyler, is it true you remove all IP adresses from those who comment on this blog? what a guy!

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:10 | 1467162 Buckaroo Banzai
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You mean this story?

The kid fell down the stairs one day while under the care and supervision of the girlfriend.

Two days later, the girlfriend is found nude, hanging, bound, and dead.

Four days after that, the kid finally dies from his injuries.

Sounds to me like it could also have been a revenge killing on the (possibly negligent) girlfriend.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:57 | 1467108 DonnieD
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Well, at least we know the WSJ never hacked the voice mails of anyone at the Fed. They just let them write the stories.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:57 | 1467109 thecoloredsky
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It was Colonel Mustard with the wrench in the conservatory.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 13:58 | 1467113 KeyserSoze
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Did anyone honestly think someone was gonna help bring down the Murder-och empire and his paid off cronies without repercussions?

I'm still staggered at how and why 'they' are letting Murdoch fall? It doesn't make sense. He's one of them, he's an insider, a man who through his news media empire and connections help facilitate nearly every war the US and UK has wanted to wage for the past 30 years without question. He even helped with concocting some of those wars i.e. Iraq. So why let him fall? Surely with such scandals they would have brushed it under the carpet and apologised a long time ago and yet it drags on.

Can anyone reasonably explain this to me. Why is murdoch (a big time elite player) being culled off?? This is much bigger than any DSK scandal. This guy is on a whole other level. Whatever has happened or changed behind the scenes must have been massive for this to go ahead...

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:04 | 1467137 buzzsaw99
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Can anyone reasonably explain this to me. Why is murdoch (a big time elite player) being culled off??

I hope you are kidding. Do you have any idea how many enemies he's made along the way?

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:22 | 1467233 KeyserSoze
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Who hasn't?? All these big time players have enemies, but their mutual interests (mostly in the arena of killing) tie them together.

Murdoch has helped his allies along the way, they would never have let him just "die", simply because he has been very good to them. He is still to this day, with his news media, too important. But here we are and he's being dragged through the gutter. Doesn't make sense, at the very least, his allies in politics and the M-I-C would have come to his rescue, bullied the naysayers into submission.

If every elite who made some enemies along the way was killed, we'd be living in Paradise, but that isn't the case. You don't just "bump" off a Murdoch, at the very least they would have let him retire at his own discord and let him keep his "legacy".

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 14:28 | 1467262 magpie
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Cut down a size, being kept in line ?

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