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Rebekah Brooks tried, but denies phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor, denies she knew that phone-hacking was going on within her company. "It's impossible", she claims, "for an editor to know every source of every story." I have to say, I'm inclined to believe her in saying this because obviously being editor would mean many responsibilities.

Apparently she had never even heard of the private eye under her that was committing these crimes. However, we do find out that she did pay 250,000 in 1995 to get an interview with the prostitute who Hugh Grant had taken to a desert cave in order to hide from rivals. 250,000??????

After reading this, I just about lose all respect for her though. Why spend an insane amount of money just to get a story leaked to a public who 95% don't care. She's got a lot of nerve considering money like that could be used for something actually useful. Poor choice. I don't care if you didn't actually phone hack, maybe it's time to rethink your priorities, and then maybe your profession.

 

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-02-20/hacking-trial-brooks-acquitted-on-1-of-5-charges


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