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Phone hacking

April 8th, 2011 · Posted by Skuds in Life/Politics · No Comments · Life, Politics

There was quite an amusing row between John Prescott and an ex-NOTW hack straight out of central casting.  It might have been better if they were not always talking at the same time.  Maybe it is an age thing but I have noticed that I find it harder to listen to two different things at once.  In fact if two people insist on being rude enough to talk over each other I tend to tune them both out.

I can sort of see the logic behind the public interest defence without entirely agreeing with it.  It might hold more water if the journalists had a suspicion or suggestion of some kind of illegal or imoral activity and then bent or broke the law to get evidence to back it up, but that is not what is happening.

What they are actually doing is is a blanket trawl through everybody’s phones to see what it turns up.  It is just one big fishing expedition, except you know they won’t throw any small-fry back: they will keep it just in case.   I wonder how these so-called journalists, or rather the investigators they employ, can live with themselves.  Their job is the audio equivalent of rummaging through endless strangers’ laundry baskets in the hope of finding a skidmark. Nice work if you have no self-esteem.


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