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Mar 14, 2012

Rebekah Brooks arrested in NotW crackdown

Crikey media wrap: Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested overnight with five other people on allegations of suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in the phone hacking scandal.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested overnight with five other people — including her husband Charlie Brooks — on allegations of suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in the phone hacking scandal.

Police are investigating claims of a plot to cover up the extent of voice mail hacking at the tabloid that supposedly began after Operation Weeting was launched by police a year ago.

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  1. Frank Campbell

    So, the Pre-Raphaelite poseur Brooks is arrested for perverting the course of justice. Can’t wait for the Chief Pervert to follow his suits…

    The Murdoch Mafia’s real crime was to corrupt the state itself- politicians, police and civil servants.

    Parties, weddings, gifts, cards, police horses and children. The Godfather begets godfathers and godmothers…a sticky web of pseudo-consanguinity.

    Propinquity corrupts, and absolute propinquity corrupts absolutely.

    This is something that Crikey occasionally, dimly, recognises. But we’ve seen only a couple of half-baked Propinquity Lists from Crikey. Exposing the incestuousness of Canberra’s politico-media class should be a priority.

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