Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks to be charged over phone hacking

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  1. emigre
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    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    This is going to get even more messy. Especially with Coulson facing a perjury charge. Whilst Cameron is going to take a political punch in the balls. Overall, I wonder how this phone hacking/media ethics affair is going to impact on British journalism and how the boundaries of the press are going to be readdressed.
     
  2. ShadowXP

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    As a journalist, this whole thing has turned everything we've ever known upside-down. The entire code of conduct that we follow, our laws; all of it is now slowly being torn up and rewritten from scratch because of these idiots. I really hope they get what's coming to them, good journalism = ethical journalism.
     
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  3. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Do journalist ever practice good morals? Not since the 60s right?
     
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    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Just remember who brought you the news that these journalists weren't practicing morally in the first place.
     
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  5. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Bring in the popcorn and let the live streaming of the hearings begin!

    On a serious matter, this is something that could happen on a larger scale in pretty much any country. Modern technology is able to do more and more, but the amount of possible exploits on used software can lead to huge problems. Just look at the new viruses used in Iran and the amount of different zero-day vulnerabilities used there. Even though it was a professional job, someone could theoretically find an exploit by accident and use it for a long period of time in the similar manner.
     
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    I read somewhere that ginger brooks was angry about getting charged with phone hacking etc. Of course she was angry, she was hoping to get away with it.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Exactly. Grouping all journalists of the levels of a few scumbags is like grouping all video game companies to be like, I dunno, Activision. They're not.
     
  8. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah, competitors
     
  9. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    A few scumbags? It has been said for years around 33 percent of all Journalist are scum. I would call 33% more than just a few.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    And I'd call 66% a majority. Don't classify all journalists as scumbags.
     
  11. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    That sounds totally legitimate.