Rebekah Still Doesn’t Get It 99


The continuing hubris of the News International lot is really quite astonishing. These people do not seem to have realised they no longer have the world in their pocket. I thought this one really took the biscuit; Rebekah Brooks’ lawyer complains that the police have damaged her reputation. To which the reply is, what reputation?

When you consider how Hayman, Coulson and Brooks conspired to trash the reputation of newly murdered Jean Charles De Menezes by publishing deliberate lies about him, that is sick. Even more sick when you consider that Cressida Dick, who orchestrated Menezes’ murder, is now in charge of the anti-terrorist squad as a result of all the resignations.

It is particularly fascinating that the squad of police in direct charge of pumping out years of lies to bolster the “War on Terror”, in close collusion with Brooks and Coulson, was put in charge of the investigation into those two. I have yet to see a convincing explanation of why the News of the World investigation was given to the anti-terrorist squad, as opposed to any of the Met’s many thousands of other detectives. Was this Ian Blair keeping it in politicially safe hands who would not progress it? Almost certainly yes, I would say.

The most obnoxious policeman of all time has not yet come under the spotlight in all this. He will.


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99 thoughts on “Rebekah Still Doesn’t Get It

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  • Sean M. Madden

    In follow-up to my just-posted comments on the Sean Hoarde post (http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/07/death-of-sean-hoare/):

    Yes, let’s not forget the murdered-in-cold-blood Jean Charles de Menezes, or that which necessitated his being executed in public (7/7 as an inside job). Nor Michael Todd, who the presstitutes likewise raked over the coals in the wake of his untimely death, concerning which they did everything they could to cover up rather than to investigate.

  • StefZ

    During the JcDM inquest it was revealed that a Special Branch officer changed evidence during the inquest…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7667845.stm

    He had deleted the following line from his notes…

    “Management discussion, CD: can run onto tube as not carrying anything. Persuaded by U/I male amongst management”

    CD = Cressida Dick
    U/I = Unidentified

    I continue to be curious to know the ID of the U/I male amongst management who persuaded CD that shooting someone who couldn’t have been carrying a bomb was OK

    It’s also interesting to note that the BBC didn’t quote the deleted line in full, and missed out the part about the U/I male, when covering the story

  • mark_golding

    Sick indeed Craig – I appreciate your prophesy, a most encouraging sign. If Blair can tape his own families calls together with the IPCC then you can be certain he ‘contained’ police collusion with Brooks and Coulson.

  • John Goss

    Pandemic might be a better description, Ingo. The corrupt Murdoch empire covers the world, and the corruption is hardly likely to be quarantined within the borders of the UK. There’s a lot more to come.
    Thanks Mary for all your posts. Very enlightening. It’s a hornet’s nest up there in the highest boughs of the Met.

  • Jonangus Mackay

    2:35pm
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    Pub quiz just started.
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    Murdoch interrupts his son’s answer to chairman’s first question, so eager is he to transmit, as strongly advised, *the* hoped-for headline.
    .:
    ‘The Most Humble Day of Life.’
    © Matthew Freud.
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  • Jonangus Mackay

    Murdoch comes over as a semi-gaga coward, who responds in the form of gaping, black-hole silences, & tries repeatedly, by means of gesture or grunt, to off-load implied blame onto his son.
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    The son, for his part, comes over as a vulpine thicko.
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  • Jonangus Mackay

    WIfe Wendi, hands clasped in her lap just to the rear of her husband, intermittently leans forward solicitously. In pink & blue, she has the appearance of an haute couture nurse, accustomed to provide massage as & when required.
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  • mary

    The mind boggles Jonangus. I thought that was the job of the flame haired beauty. I have just come in. Has the old lizard said anything yet?

  • mary

    How could Australia produce such two completely different citizens born within eight years of each other, one a monstrous manipulator and corruptor and the other a beacon of light and truth in our ever darkening world? I mean Rupert Murdoch and John Pilger.

  • John K

    @Mary

    I’m not a troll or a shill, just someone who believe in fair play and playing the ball not the man (or woman). As you can see from looking at all my previous posts. I only post occasionally here, and (I hope) only when I have something relevant to say or an outrageous comment needs to be challenged.
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    If you can’t cope with someone who refuses to jump to conclusions, doesn’t automatically believe everything that happens is a conspiracy, or just plain disagrees with your viewpoint that’s your problem.
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    I have just as much right to my viewpoint as anyone else, so don’t try to marginalise me be calling me a shill or a troll. You only demean yourself in so doing.

  • Jonangus Mackay

    3:30pm:
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    Committee have lost it now. In contrast to Watson’s opening list of specific questions — that precipated Murdoch into repeated, almost embarrassing, silence — it’s all got very rambly. Chairman Whittingdale might just as well be in Annie’s Bar. (Even appears at one point to initiate affable chat about general state of UK tabloid trade.)
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    Makes Keith Vaz & his mates, quizzing Scotland Yard’s top brass earlier, seem like a Torquemada tag team.
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    Can this go into extra time? Not because it’s a close game, but simply because of sheer chair-permitted vagueness & deviation. This particular select committee badly needs a Vaz to crack the whip.
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  • mark_golding

    “My 16-year-old son Joshua was staying with me in London because he was doing work experience at The Sun newspaper.

    That morning I had gone to work before Josh and he was due to travel to the newspaper’s offices in East London later by Tube. He had rung my mobile phone just before Caroline came into my office to say his train had been held at Victoria for ages and then there had been an announcement that the line was closed because of a power problem.”
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    “Given what they thought they were dealing with, Charlie 2 and Charlie 12, in running towards and getting within a few feet of a suspected suicide bomber[Jean Charles De Menezes], and Ivor [a surveillance officer], who sprang on him and pinned his arms to his sides on the Tube train, should each have been awarded the George Medal.”

    Sir Ian Blair – autobiography – ‘Policing Controversy’

  • Scouse Billy

    Mary, demography rarely has any predictive value.

    This is very entertaining – the Corporate/Media Mafia with their Consilieri sitting behind them…

  • dreoilin

    “Murdoch comes over as a semi-gaga coward, who responds in the form of gaping, black-hole silences”
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    It has been suggested on Twitter that he has an earpiece, or even a tiny speaker in his glasses! He’s certainly rich enough, someone added …
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    Meanwhile, Breaking: Israel navy boards Gaza-bound French yacht: english.ahram.org.eg/News/16798.aspx

  • Jonangus Mackay

    The Murdochs acknowledge they take legal advice from Farrar & Co.
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    Consumer note:
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    Farrar & Co are the Queen’s solicitors.
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  • Jonangus Mackay

    That’s the second time some git on the committee has referred to the Sunday Times as ‘a great newspaper.’ Not since Murdoch got his hands on it.
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  • angrysoba

    “The Murdochs plan to launch a full investigation to find out who is running their company.”
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    LOL! I like this one, dreiloin. I may have to steal it. 😀

  • Jonangus Mackay

    Seems to have been more disruption among audience just now. Which reminds me: What was the disruption off camera right at the start? Delay while offenders were removed. Some sort of demo?
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  • John Goss

    Someone (didn’t catch who) has made James Murdoch aware of the term ‘wilful blindness’ much to his apparent chagrin, a concept of which he claims not to have heard. It is explained below.

    ‘CNN: Where did the idea of “willful blindness” start for you?

    Margaret Heffernan: I read the transcript of the trial of Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay and in the instructions to the jury, the judge cited the legal concept of willful blindness — that if there is information that you could have known, and should have known, but somehow managed not to know, the law treats you as though you did know it.’

    Full CNN article on Heffernan’s book.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/03/01/business.blindness.heffernan/index.html

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