In a time when comedians were rock stars of sorts, John Belushi was up with the wildest of them. There’s also Tom Hanks starring in his first Western.
Everybody knows the the people at News Of The World are a bunch of lying, hacking, no-good, low-lifes – but it needs to be proven in court before any punitive action can be taken. And now, former News International (NOTW’s parent company) chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, stands accused by the prosecution of orchestrating a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by using News International employees and resources to hide or destroy notebooks, computers and emails that would prove that NOTW had repeatedly broken the law.
Rebekah Brooks and former Downing Street spin doctor, Andy Coulson, are among eight people who have finally been officially charged in relation to phone hacking, the British Crown Prosecution Service has today confirmed.
Earlier we reported that Rebekah Brooks, the ex-News of the World editor, and her husband, Charlie Brooks, had been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Another four people have also been charged. Rebekah and her husband have come out fighting however, and have called the charges “weak and unjust”.
News has just emerged that Former News Of The World editor, Rebekah Brooks, and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie Brooks, have been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the phone-hacking scandal.
Ex News Corps bigwig, Rebekah Brooks has been arrested with her husband Charlie, and four others on the charge of “conspiring to pervert the course of justice”. The charges relate to the News Of The World phone hacking scandal, the details of which continue to poison the well of journalism in the UK.
Rupert Murdoch, his son, James, and former News Of The World Editor, Rebekah Brooks, are set to face a grilling by the British Parliament’s Culture Committee this afternoon. And it would be advisable for you to tune in, because you might be a witness to the end of Rupert Murdoch, and his de facto control over the greater British Media – a position that he has held for the last 30 years.
By now you are probably familiar with the chaos surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s empire of media companies, including the hacking scandal that has seen “The News of the World” shut its doors after more than 150 years. So it’s only a matter of time before someone makes a movie out of the whole debacle. This is what it would look like.
We all have our lapses of judgment. But some of us make such horrendously poor decisions that one simply has to ask, “What were they on?”. Every week we bring you three contenders in what can only be described as a battle of small wits. So, with great pleasure we present this week’s three La […]