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I imagine you're thinking more along the lines of her Spaniel's ears, right enough.
just when the focus was shifting quite heavily onto the role of the Met and about a week after it was all on her
Although most of the journalists are on strike though so there's no on-location reporting. GOOD TIMING
was not in the studio today.
there won't be anybody to report from in front of that Scotland Yard rotating triangle
Striking journos denied crowing opportunity on the day their nemesis resigns.
Surely not reporting in the face of it is more about showing their determination rather than an example of irony.
Well it was preety obvious this would happen. Today. This morning.
she was no longer effective as a firewall to protect the Murdochs, so there’s no point keeping her there.
but that was obvious before now I would have thought
maybe an arrest IS imminent as vsvsvs suggests
So when are Yates & Stephenson of the Met going to resign?
and even after all this she will be more employable than I will be. She will get a job in about a year that pays double what she got at NOTW.
If I see her in the street i'm gonna set fire to her.
"Your great uncle works as a foreign correspondent for Reuters... Why don't you just do that?"
It had never occurred to me before. I mean I should just pick something I want to do like be prime minister, astronaut, celebrity etc then just... do that. Its so easy.
that's why I made the suggestion to work harder
then again, she might end up in Holloway
if she takes the fall though I'm sure she'll be well compensated
and then there's the publishing rights to the book and film when she's done her stretch and 'paid her debts to society'
To be fair, she was a highly-accomplished newspaper editor and media executive with a contact list and social network to rival anyone in the world. If having her on the books would turn your company into a toxic brand, any company would want her on board.
But yeah, you touch on a wider point: it does seem that there is an upper tier of executives in this country, across all aspects of business, who are able to move between jobs with ease, picking up healthy wages, golden hellos and bumper payoffs, despite regularly failing in their job.
The way many businesses work, no matter what you do, no matter what your education or experience, a lot of your decisions will be effectively decided on the spin of a coin at some point, and well, you know how the laws of probability deal with that. Even if you did what the 'reasonable man' would have done, your shareholders will still want to see blood if their dividends aren;'t flowing, and that's when you ahve to fall on your own sword (or be whacked onto it). The justification (which, incidentally, I don't buy, but it is the justification nonetheless) for the massive pay bumps is because of the inherent job insecurity.
I agree that Brooks is an incredibly talented and hard-working individual. She seems to have been ruined by greed, for which I have no sympathy whatsoever. I wonder what she'll do next.
earning enough money in one year to mean that they never actually need to work again in their life.
certainly not straight away in most cases, because most will have hefty non-compete clauses in their contracts.
And as I said, I don't think it's a strong justification, but it's the one which is ferquently used.
It’s essentially a cartel.
She shouldn't be held accountable for her actions. She's better than us.
This is rather awesome news.
BULLSHIT you poisonous fucking cunt.
is pretty insulting.
go for it
Basically they're trolling, which you can surely respect?
Difference is, The guardian appear to have done it within days, whereas The Sun would do it months later
It also doesn't change the fact that the story was printed without the express consent of the Browns, under the veil of "public interest", which it clearly is not
that really is incredibly interstin......yawn.... so sleepy ...., but yeah, as i was saying, that is really int ...... yawnnnnn... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I mean, I just though nothing would change. I (unlike Theo) never expected te NotW to shut, never thought 'important people' would get arrested, never thought the BskyB bid would be damaged.
This is all terrible but in the long term it might actually end up being a good thing, some corrupt cops go to jail, some shady journos go to jail, we get a fit for purpose media regulator and politicians never again risk getting so close to one group. No assurances the above will happen, but it looks more likely than two weeks ago, which is a good thing.
But so was Coulson getting arrested.
the fact that the States are now heavily involved over 911 victims possibly having been hacked, could be the straw that broke the camels back I reckon. i.e. News International royally fucked.
will ever got to experiencing something similar to the fall of the Iron Curtain. The rapidly changing news, the falling of the house of cards, the feeling of liberation about politics. Okay, on a day-to-day basis it’s not going to affect my life that much, but it is quite intoxicating.
I should write op-ed pieces for the Guardian.
Marckee or Monbiot?
who gives a fuck
What I meant was that I don't give a fuck because his constant trolling has become a self parody. He seems to take the diametrically opposite view to the general consensus just to get a lob on
but kinda what i suspected
right to the heart of policing and politics in this country. Surely that interests you?
Because it doesn't fit into the narrow views he so eloquently wrote above
Wonder what would happen to his dim world view if one of the media outlets he DOES read became embroiled (e.g. Daily Mail, Telegraph, The Spectator). He'd probably find some other shite excuse to spew all his nonsense and avoid the issue
more than any other paper.
then you are a fucking idiot
you have to have no real opinion on any topic so you can rub everyone up the wrong way, changing tone and skewing your view or frame of reference as trolling needs demand.
I sincerely doubt CG gives an actual shit about many, if not any, of the topics he posts about to be honest.
It's just for the lulz. And passes the time.
it ''passes the time'' yet "I've got other stuff to worry about."
The amount of time he spends posting gibberish on here, makes me think he really doesn't actually have much else to worry about.
I can handle it
I love your hyperbole, but I wouldn't go that far. I've never had as strong a hate of NI as others, so this is not a 'big moment' for me, it is people have broken the law who thought their political influence would save them finding out it isn't. My modest aim that at least a few of these shits get their dues might happen.
but it might be the closest we'll ever get.
If David Cameron HAD NOT employed Coulson or been so cosy with Brooks he would right now be in a position to WIPE THE FLOOR with Labour and take all the credit for cleaning up the unhealthy relationships between politics, media and Police
but perhaps without them he wouldn't be Prime Minister
...doesn't EVERY moderately significant event get dressed up as an 'Iron Curtain' moment due to the sheer bombardment rapid-fire reporting?
I think, when the dust has all settled behind the outcry that very little will change in terms of media reporting, the media people consume, and the transparency of politics.
The expenses scandal, whilst largely a lot of hot air, had more cod-revolutionary substance than this if you ask me...
That said - this is all rather brilliant and exhilarating to witness, I agree!
I keep expecting Lando Calrissian to open the door and Darth Vader to be sat at the table
I knew a girl called Yolanda once. She was gorgeous. Anyway, I digress