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Friday, November 18, 2011

News International Witch Hunt Horror

Lawyer warns British justice not to get ideas

News International has brought its moral force to bear on the phone hacking case by warning against a "witch hunt" by victims.

The newspaper group, whose passion for justice was perhaps most famously manifested in the Milly Dowler and Joanna Yeates cases, is facing more than sixty civil actions over the activities of a single rogue journalist with up to 28 different personalities.

Michael Silverleaf QC also warned the court that it risked being placed in contempt of News International by paralleling the Leveson inquiry just as James Murdoch's memory problems are being exposed to the merciless light of publicity.

News International has recently sought to regain public sympathy by hiring Rebekah Brooks a womb until February, after rectal polyps were deemed insufficiently cuddly to facilitate rehabilitation in the public eye.

In addition, the Government is trying to reform Britain's libel laws to enable future tabloids to escape similar actions from people with inappropriate levels of income.


  • At 8:25 pm , Anonymous Dave said...

    "While some of them probably are News of the World journalists many of them could easily not be," he said. "Relatively few of the names are demonstrably News of the World journalists."

    Brilliant, just brilliant!

  • At 10:42 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    It's certainly got possibilities. "While some of News Corporation is probably criminal, much of it could easily not be. There are all sorts of corporations, some of which are demonstrably involved in news. Why don't you pick on the real criminals instead of attacking a very rich man with a memory problem?"


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