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I don't think a corporation can really recover from an article like the one that will be in tomorrow's print edition of the New York Times. The title:

Pattern of Illegality Is Cited at Paper

An excerpt:

LONDON —As a government-commissioned inquiry into Britain’s journalistic practices opened on Monday, its chief lawyer delivered a series of bombshell revelations about what he called a “thriving cottage industry” of illegality at the defunct News of the World tabloid.


Mr. Jay said that 11,000 pages in notebooks belonging to the private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, reveal that he conducted 2,266 investigations on behalf of at least 28 different employees of News International, the British newspaper arm of News Corporation, over several years. Four of those employees — listed in the notebooks under various code letters — apparently commissioned 2,143 of those investigations. The most prolific of the four commissioned 1,453 alone.

...But the information from Mr. Mulcaire’s notebooks, seized by the police in 2006, contradicts News International’s claim, Mr. Jay said, suggesting instead a pattern of “wide-ranging illegal acts within the organization.”


He also said that the inquiry had seen documents suggesting that phones were being hacked as early as May 2001 — at least a year earlier than previously disclosed — and that the practice continued until 2009, two years after Mr. Goodman and Mr. Mulcaire were jailed.


Kosack ceebs has an excellent diary up about yesterday's kick-off of the Leveson Inquiry:

One more thing...

On Thursday, UK MP Tom Watson released the NAMES of FIVE other private eye/hackers employed by Murdoch's News Corp (besides the long-known Glen Mulcaire). We should all be googling them, IMO:

Derek Webb

Jonathan Rees

John Ross

Alex Leighton

Barry Beardall

Watson said that he had an invoice for Jonathan Rees' services from (try not to laugh)...

News International Supply Co. LTD.

Could anything sound MORE like a mafia-style criminal enterprise? lololol

p.s. Fellow Kosack and secretly famous UK writer Brit is turning his FOTHOM series into a book, for which I am going to be the illustrator. (Yippee!) You can support it here:
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p.p.s. From the comments, artwork by Kosack nonnie9999:

mafia by nonnie9999

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