Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

7 July 2011
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The media, the NotW and the trade in illegally sourced information

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So, the News of the World will be no more after this weekend. I can’t say I’ll miss it, although I do feel a little sorry for the staff who will be losing their jobs while the senior executives who … Continue reading

5 July 2011
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Hacking through the NOTW knot

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One of the things that’s missing from nearly all the reports into the NOTW phone hacking scandal is that it doesn’t really involve hacking at all, in the sense usually meant by the term. Certainly, it’s nothing like the hacking … Continue reading

4 July 2011
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Johann Hari and the News of the World: Flip sides of the same turd

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A couple of hours ago I dashed off a quick tweet in response to the growing scandal of phone hacking by the News of the World. What I said was: Johann Hari is a liar, Rebekah Brooks is a crook. … Continue reading