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Jan 22, 2014

Lesbian porn and a new life in Perth: phone-hacking trial dishes dirt

It's getting dirty in the courtroom examining whether Rebekah Brooks, her husband, PA and ex-lover conspired to cover-up phone-hacking at the News of the World. And there's more to come.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

While in the northern hemisphere, we head towards Blue Monday — the fourth Monday in January, said by scientists to be the saddest day of the year (and equally sadly, a complete media beat-up) — the News International “hackgate” trial burbles along quietly in the background.

Flame-haired Murdoch family consigliere Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade, pictured), her husband, Charlie, Rebekah Brooks’ colleague and much more Andy Coulson, and several other people stand charged with a range of crimes, chief among them “perverting the course of justice”, owing to some alleged attempts to hide evidence in the midst of renewed police investigations into phone hacking at the now defunct Murdoch title News of the World.

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19 thoughts on “Lesbian porn and a new life in Perth: phone-hacking trial dishes dirt

  1. Andybob

    An exciting opportunity for repurposing old-school porn is now revealed:

    ‘I put it to you ladies and gentlemen of the jury, any reasonable person would want to hide a briefcase containing this stuff away where no one could find it. Don’t worry about the other papers in the briefcase, feel the tawdry burning shame of the porn’

    If only Michael Williamson had thought of this.

  2. klewso

    “Murdoch’s Mole in #10” was a “colleague with benefits”, as a Murdoch rag would probably phrase it, wasn’t he?

  3. klewso

    I’d like to see the cops, responsible, charged with perverting the course of justice, as well as Murdoch’s trolls.
    But the jewel in the clown’s gotta be – a Murdoch troll trying the old “invasion of privacy” trick?

  4. Karen

    Now, now, Guy, no gratuitous references to porn stars and how ‘boring’ their work is. Although your salacious passage about what was in the brief case does tend to underscore what I suspect is a sad relationship between Brooks and Coulson – each going off to indulge in affairs and porn, as the case may be. Probably, wont survive the trial.

  5. SusieQ

    Its a fabulous read, especially via the live tweets (and yes, I have chipped in a small amount). Wondering why it has had so little coverage in the mainstream media here….!

  6. klewso

    Susie, Murdoch’s “War on Democracy”.
    Who owns and edits what we get to see (to their idea of the what constitutes need to know “public interest”) in most of our msm ….?
    Where Abbott and Morrison got the idea to strangle information about the number of “Toad Boats”, in their “War on Refugees”.

  7. klewso

    I wonder if Charlie’s into necrophilia too?

  8. SusieQ

    Yes, I had worked that out klewso. Wonder how that fits in with Fox’s ‘free and fair’ or whatever their stupid motto is?
    The live tweeting is fab, its my compulsory read on the morning train trip to work.

  9. Kristian

    (Perth is a reward?)

    Low blow, Rundle!
    We’re gonna beat down your door and shove some lumps of iron ore where the sun don’t shine!

  10. rhwombat

    @#9: I thought you sandgropers only did that to sharks?

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