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Today is Tuesday, or Friday Minus Four, because it just makes me happier to say that.

Honestly, I feel cranky that I wasn't obsessively following the Murdoch thing more closely, but to be fair, it's not like the chances of it being hushed up were like, not VERY VERY HIGH. Yet here we are.

Rebeckah Brooks Arrested

Sean Hoare, Whistleblower on Phone Hacker Case, Dies; Sir Paul Stephenson, Commissioner of MPA, Resigns; Assistant Commissioner John Yates of the MPA Resigns His Chair, hey, so wait, MPA is Scotland Yard?

Dow Jones CEO Les Hinto Resigns (Apparently he was chairman of News, Inc during the Hacking Thing)

Andy Coulson, Former Editor of News of the World and former PM spokesman, arrested

Former PM Gordon Brown Victim of News, Inc Hacking, Surprisingly Not News of The World, But The Sunday Times - this was kinda sick altogether. Read down about his son.

Murdoch Withdraws Bid for BSB

I started a Venn diagram of all the players and then realized they hit the CEO--oops, wait, make that former CEO!</i>--of Dow Jones. Yes. At which time I realized I needed a bigger piece of paper and access to four dimensional graphing equipment.

And the FBI is looking into Murdoch and 9/11, I hear? Imagine that. Shocked, yo.

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The FBI's stance: no one hacks American citizens' phones but us!

I am almost sure they are quoting Jesus when they say that. *nods solemnly*

Is it weird that I'm kind of excited by all this? I mean, it's not being covered up and people are actually being arrested. Important people too.

Nope, I'm with you. Just--wow. Look at who has fallen. Wow indeed.

Is it too much to hope that Piers Morgan is next?

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.

I'd like to see Fox News with a nice black eye, no question.

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hey, so wait, MPA is Scotland Yard?

*Technically* yes - MPA is the Metropolitan Police Authority - London's police force and they're based at New Scotland Yard. Or at least their headquarters are.

I don't know if you're following specific UK newspapers regarding this story but I can *highly* recommend both The Guardian (who basically lit the touchpaper on this whole shebang) and The Independent.

As one journo pointed out on the radio this morning, you might as well get your knitting out as the tumbrills (sp!) are a rollin'! Me? I have popcorn.

Re: Here via friendsoffriends

Guardian was where I was originally reading and ended up at ABC this morning. I haven't checked the Independent; going there now.

I have artichoke and spinach AND malt vinegar and sea salt potato chips. I am so ready.

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Also the good ol' BBC news website as well. Simply put the UK media are having a field day over this. Because it's not just Murdoch (whom everybody hates as he has waaay too much power over UK media) - it could go as far as the Prime Minister as well... hence the popcorn (and those potato chips/crisps sound lovely!)

And can I just say - I *love* your icon. I've never seen Children of Dune I might have to rectify that - Not to mention - objectifying James MacAvoy is a good plan (especially with no Michael Fassbender to distract me... because that? just gets messy!)

Glad to help!


Can you recommend a good summary article about the scandal? Something that helps establish a timeline for all the players and events? I want to learn more but I don't know where to start.

omg I watched Rupert getting attacked LIVE. It was awesome!!!

One of my coworkers came over to show me the article on her blackberry. Oh my God. WITH SHAVING CREAM?

It's a great day to have technology.

The Guardian created a "Who's Who" in the scandal with relationship mapping! Might be helpful:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/interactive/2011/jul/19/phone-hacking-scandal-whos-who-interactive

(it's certainly helping me keep things straight)

About damn time someone took on Murdoch.

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