Here’s Doocy and some Fox tool demanding that we deal with the real issue behind the News of the World scandal: hacking. It’s rampant. There are hackers everywhere, and somebody ought to do something. (via James Fallows, who’s getting a little ABL about the whole Fox issue.)
Meanwhile, back in the real world, London’s Metropolitan Police was infiltrated with Murdoch operatives who tried to shut down the Guardian’s phone hacking investigation, and the head of the Met shared drinks and took comps from Murdoch associates. Heads will probably also roll at the Scotland Yard, where the same kind of collusion took place, and the Yard just ignored garbage bags full of evidence for four years:
Inside was a treasure-trove of evidence: 11,000 pages of handwritten notes listing nearly 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and crime victims whose phones may have been hacked by The News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper.
That last bit is from the Times, who are racing to catch up with the Guardian. And, if you wonder how the Guardian pronounces “fuck you”, this letter from the Guardian’s editor to the Met will give you a pretty good clue.
Update: Rebekah Brooks was just arrested. I thought I’d capture this moment in time at Fox News (click to embiggen). The only story on the entire front page is Rupert’s second round of apologies: