Murdoch Phone-Hack Shocker: Capitalism Eats Itself – James Heartfield | libcom.org

by peterjukes

At the same time Met Commissioner Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner Yates held regular meetings in a wine bar to discuss how to manage news stories. At that time the Metropolitan Police employed 69 press officers, about a third of whom had been or were working for News International. Police officers regularly sold information to journalists at News International, and at other newspapers. The police officer who had been in charge of the phone-hacking investigation, Andy Hayman, was working for News International, writing in The Times that there was no real problem.

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