How the Sun is covering Milly Dowler phone-hack


8:29 am - July 5th 2011

by Sunny Hundal    


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How is today’s Sun newspaper covering the Milly Dowler phone-hacking scandal?

This is how the story looks on Page 2.

hat-tip @SimonNRicketts from last night

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Reader comments


I wish I could say I’m surprised, but there really is no low that the Murdoch press won’t sink to. Utter scum.

And they have the nerve to tell us what is and is not moral.

Murdoch is a monster, His family are pieces of shit, and his senior managers are no better than middle men in the SS. Just obeying orders.

3. blackwillow1

Disgracefull behaviour by the Murdoch media machine, not exactly a shock(remember the Heysel stadium reports?), but if one positive can be drawn from this, it is a delight to see the most disreputable, hypocritical, lying bunch of bastards in the news industry being attacked from all sides. IF YOU CA’NT TAKE IT, DO’NT DISH IT OUT! you filthy fucking scumbags!

The hacking was evidently so extensive and has implicated top level executives of Murdoch papers that I can’t see how the government can avoid setting up a wide ranging public inquiry to uncover the true extent of the hacking and illuminate the potential damage to police investigations and to judicial proceedings.

The foot work if the government tries to dodge holding a public inquiry will be fascinating to observe especially since Cameron appointed Coulson as his first director of Government Communications, reportedly on the advice of George Osborne.

The next important set of questions are about whether self-regulation by the Press Complaints Commission is capable of dealing with issues as serious as this or whether some kind of statutory authority will be considered necessary.

What a disgrace. Dismal pathetic and irrelevant. It is completely absent on its website

I have always been unsure why the sun with its low reading age is so keen on grammar schools. Do its readers believe in aliens. The journalists are clever though and they stink of deliberate disinformation, what a pong.

Is this the same press that Blair courted went for secret meeting to discuss, well it was secret.

We all know these people can make or break a government which asks the question why the hell did Labour not do something, now we hear Miliband moaning about the Press complaints commission, yet labour did nothing, ah yes sorry not long enough in power.


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  140. //arkyboi

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