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Paul Dacre at the Leveson Inquiry

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bananaistheanswer Tue 07-Feb-12 00:35:15


I was going to add comment to the other thread I started here at the beginning of the inquiry but purely for the comedy value alone, I felt this warranted it's own, shiney new thread. The above isn't word for word, just the guardian blog, but there are some crackers in there, and I haven't even got to the end.

Did you know, criticism of the Daily Mail stems from a lack of understanding on how journalism works? Next time you see a thread on here quoting the Daily Mail, just remember, we just don't understand how journalism works. Feast your eyes on the pearls of wisdom dished out by the one and only Mr Dacre, and enjoy...

bananaistheanswer Tue 28-Feb-12 23:00:08

limited that is the million dollar question isn't it? Just what does she know that keeps her from getting too acquainted with the inside of a prison cell? The mind boggles...

VivaLeBeaver Tue 28-Feb-12 23:00:25

Rebekah is bessie mates with Cameron isn't she? Cynical, me?

MrsDeeBee Tue 28-Feb-12 23:02:06

Ahh, bless you bananaistheanswer !

Yes. If I were an animal, I would be the OMG cat from youtube.

It does blow my mind. You're right in what you said earlier, brain can't compute.

I just don't get how it's been gotten away with for so long, well, I do, everyone from the top down are clearly just rotten to the core.

"We are all in this together".

Oh, are we, Mr. Cameron ?

Let me count the ways...

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Feb-12 23:06:46

edam I had a horrible week as a trainee after mixing up the exploits of two local Girls' Brigade corps.

One Brigadier wanted to let me off with a correction and a light ticking-off while the other held out for a full court martial from the managing editor who lived in her village.

My chief reporter solved it with a phone call explaining the newspaper didn't hold with incompetency while shouting: 'Get out! Stop snivelling! You should have thought of that before you made a mistake! No, Madam. You've complained about her now and it would be weak of me to take pity on her. What's done is done.'

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Feb-12 23:09:37

Thanks for the link black

blackoutthesun Tue 28-Feb-12 23:17:45

i'm been sitting with a face like shock and confused since last summer

blackoutthesun Tue 28-Feb-12 23:18:21

oh and don't thank me thank twitter wink

bananaistheanswer Wed 29-Feb-12 00:41:29

Brooks kills police horse scandal

Well, not really. She just didn't look after it that well. And it was re-homed where it later died of natural causes. But. She killed it really. grin

You think I could get a job working for the Sun on Sunday <whistles>? I've tried to cleverly twist the facts into a sensational, yet just slightly less than truthful, story. But managed to spell her name right wink. I think. <ponders if there should be an 'e' in there somewhere>

limitedperiodonly Wed 29-Feb-12 07:51:40

So she discarded the poor old nag when it didn't suit her any more. Aren't Rebekah and her husband soon to acquire a child? wink

limitedperiodonly Wed 29-Feb-12 08:38:49

MrsDB the work experience fuss isn't going away. Chris Grayling is today due to meet employers worried that their association with it makes them look like a bunch of chiselling weasels.

While he's at it perhaps he can explain how the police are getting on investigating his claim that the Socialist Workers' Party hacked his email account in order to bully participating firms. Surely he's reported such a serious crime by now? Shouldn't be too difficult to unmask the guilty party.

I'm looking forward to Tom

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 09:22:57

well she can't spell her name, it should be Rebecca smile

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 12:05:16

PMQ is now on

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 12:10:33

just heard that tom is on at 2.30 and not 4pm

limitedperiodonly Wed 29-Feb-12 13:03:40

I was just coming here to ask about that.

I've had to turn off the Parliament Channel because it's Bill Cash droning on about the Euro again.

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 14:17:48

james murdoch has stepped down shock

Nilgiri Wed 29-Feb-12 14:21:45

shock Turns news on!

bananaistheanswer Wed 29-Feb-12 14:22:32


VivaLeBeaver Wed 29-Feb-12 15:20:38

Why? What's going on? What's about to break?

MrsDeeBee Wed 29-Feb-12 15:54:04


No, it's not going away. Yet.

The govt. have announced that all sanctions for youngsters (16 - 24 years old) on the Work Experience Programme have been removed.

I mentioned on another thread, what concerns me is what about those on the Work Programme who are older than 24 ? Do we assume the sanctions still apply to them ?

Have seen that James Murdoch has stepped down from his position as Chairman of NI. He will still be working for News Corp. though,

MrsDeeBee Wed 29-Feb-12 15:55:50

pressed wrong button !

.....will still be working for News Corps, focusing on expanding the company's international tv businesses.

Just quit UK, is all.

limitedperiodonly Wed 29-Feb-12 16:25:25

I wonder if it's for a country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US.

Yes, the over-24s many of whom presumably have no need of work experience, just work.

MrsDeeBee Wed 29-Feb-12 16:29:28

Oh, quite probably !

Work, of which there are 14 applicants per vacancy. (or thereabouts, I forget the stats, they change daily).

bananaistheanswer Wed 29-Feb-12 22:36:20

OK, just been neglecting my child to catch up on today's events blush. Thanks to blackout's linky further ^^ up the thread, I've been able to watch Tom Watson give his statement (it starts at 15:59:43 for anyone else not really interested in HMRC and Rangers/Scottish Football). I'm guessing the JM resignation has overshadowed that, but it was well worth listening to. Daniel Morgan's family won't get the judicial review they wanted any time soon, but it hasn't been ruled out completely. The met are to review the Murder/corruption etc. Watson underlined the link between Brooks and the attempts to subvert the murder investigation in 2006. He also highlighted Andy Coulson's link to the re-hiring of Rees (Morgan's former business partner/suspect in his murder) once he'd served his prison sentence for an unrelated crime. Watson sought reassurances that the Met will fully investigate all these links, and go through all the evidence they have from previous investigations to try and secure whatever evidence there might be covering NI's involvement in the attempts to subvert the investigation into the murder in 2006. If these further investigations don't result in further arrests, and convictions, I'll be utterly gobsmacked.

The inquiry today gave a bit more insight into the original investigation that resulted in Mulcaire & Goodman's convictions. The description of what happened when the police went to NI's offices to seize evidence just showed how difficult NI/NOTW made this investigation for the police, but at the same time, the 1st witness also highlighted just how little digging was done, and how few follow ups they did to try and piece the whole thing together in the beginning. It's the big wigs in the police giving evidence tomorrow. No doubt there will be more eye-opening revelations tomorrow.

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 23:01:34

isn't the comittee report out tomorrow?

its also been reported that brooks' phone was also hacked at least twice a week when she was ed at the sun newspaper

blackoutthesun Wed 29-Feb-12 23:02:13

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