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    Post News of the World is Accused of Hacking Phones of September 9/11 Victims

    News of the World reporters tried to hack the voicemails of dead 9/11 victims, a former New York policeman claimed last night.
    He alleged he was contacted by News of the World journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve the private phone records of the dead.
    The former cop, who now works as a private investigator, said that reporters wanted British victim’s mobile numbers and details of calls in the days surrounding the tragedy.
    The voicemails are likely to have included harrowing messages from distraught relatives desperately trying to contact their loved ones in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.

    A source told the Daily Mirror: 'This investigator is used by a lot of journalists in America and he recently told me that he was asked to hack into the 9/11 victims’ private phone data.

    'He said that the journalists asked him to access records showing the calls that had been made to and from the mobile phones belonging to the victims and their *relatives.
    'His presumption was that they wanted the information so they could hack into the *relevant voicemails, just like it has been shown they have done in the UK. The PI said he had to turn the job down. He knew how insensitive such research would be, and how bad it would look.'
    The source said that the *journalists were interested in getting the phone records belonging to the British victims of the attacks.

    Under American law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) makes it a crime for American companies to offer corrupt payments to foreign government officials.
    If the allegations of payments to police officers are proven, Mr Murdoch could face an American prosecution in his role as deputy chief operating officer the US-listed News Corp
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ms-ex-cop.html

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    The New Journalism

    "When a dog bites a man that's not News, but when a man bites a dog, now that's NEW's"! Even if the story has to be fabricated...

    It's all about selling Newspapers and other Media formats, the facts and truth be damned or who gets hurt in the process. Such are the Joys of an absolute free and unrestrained Press...

    Remember they are the "Fourth Estate" even when they function as a "Fifth Column".

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