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    Phone Hacking & Sky

    This is a discussion on Phone Hacking & Sky within the Everyday Life forums, part of the Community channel category; With all the latest allegations over News of the World hacking the telephones of people who are victims or relatives ...

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      Phone Hacking & Sky

      With all the latest allegations over News of the World hacking the telephones of people who are victims or relatives of those who have been killed, do you think that it is safe for News International to purchase Sky?

      Would you be prepared to cancel your Sky subscription if Rupert Murdoch were to be allowed to purchase the rest of BSkyB?


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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      Small mistake Scubbie, It's not News International making the bid to buy back Sky but News Corp which is the parent company to both of them.

      Although James Murdoch is on the board of both the companies.

      I notice that Mumsnet has already dropped a promotion they were doing with Sky as a protest though.
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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      Small mistake Scubbie, It's not News International making the bid to buy back Sky but News Corp which is the parent company to both of them.

      Although James Murdoch is on the board of both the companies.
      Whoops! Sorry - Read 'News Corp' above then, in place of News International.

      Ultimately I would like to see how others felt over this scandal.

      I have purposefully worded the initial post so as not to show any bias one way or the other.

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      I notice that Mumsnet has already dropped a promotion they were doing with Sky as a protest though.
      Many large firms are dropping their advertising with News of the World. I suspect that even more will announce that they are pulling out today.

      What is in the back of my mind is the backlash effect of the boycotting of News of the World. If News Corporation were to buy the whole of BSkyB, would sky TV start to suffer by association?

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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      Just been announced that the last issue of the NotW will be this Sunday

      Its official, Murdoch has given it the chop.

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      I think Mr. Murdoch has made a very shrewd decision.

      It will interesting to see if they start another Sunday newspaper in a few months time.

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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      WOW!

      The question now is will this clear the name of his companies?

      News International owns News of the World, The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times & The London Paper. I suspect that these too will have been feeling the pinch over the scandal too.

      As News Corporation has fingers in a lot of media companies across the globe, the ramifications for not tidying this up sooner could still hurt badly.

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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      Sun on Sunday was registered with a website 2 days ago. Now there's a coincidence.

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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      They are just going to re brand it. No biggie..

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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      Now it comes out that the Sun had been told a few weeks ago to get ready for a 7 day schedule.

      So it looks like all that has happened is that a money saving exercise has already been started a bit early.

      What is interesting is that the News of the World were paying policemen for information and the Rebecca Brooks admitted to doing so parliment in 2003.

      Why didn't the last government act on this information she gave or was Tony Blair and Gordon Brown so in bed with the press that they overlooked it.

      Phone hacking is bad enough but now there are reports of email hacks, corruption of police officers and other criminal acts. This could take years to investigate and I doubt we'll ever really know what they got up to.
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      Re: Phone Hacking & Sky

      I've never had any respect for Newspapers.

      They over-sensationalise facts, twist facts to suit their own agenda, ignore the privacy of fellow humans when it suits, ruin the lives of the innocent, perpetuate lies, promote hatred against others instead of tolerance and support corrupt politicians.

      Perhaps more paper will be wasted now on creating laws that no one will ever follow in light of this fiasco.
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