Phone Tap Dance

From The Telegraph:

As detectives work their way through the 11,000 pages of telephone numbers that were hacked by the News of the World, they are still surprised by the extent of the illegal actvities at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct tabloid.

Mandrake can disclose that the latest victim is the fitness trainer at News International’s gym, Kags Alexander-Cahill, who was the instructor to Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and Neil Wallis.

His company, Training Partner, which ran the gym until the end of last year, has been notified by his mobile phone operator that his number was hacked dozens of times between 2005 and 2006.

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Boy, it’s a good thing that Uncle Rupie took Rebekah off the payroll, right?  Uh-oh, hold on, kids.  From THE INDEPENDENT:

The extent to which Rebekah Brooks has cut ties with News International was questioned yesterday as it emerged that she has kept her chauffeur-driven car paid for by the company.

The former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers, who resigned last month shortly before she was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to hack voicemails and make corrupt payments to police, is thought to have been told she can keep the perk for two years.


Suggestions the ex-News of the World editor remains on the NI payroll are thought to be incorrect. But it is believed she has kept her car and driver as part of a confidential severance package.

The insistence of Mr Murdoch’s empire that it has parted company with Ms Brooks has not stopped the circulation of rumours that she has been promised a new senior role when the phone-hacking scandal is resolved and that the media mogul has told her to “travel the world” in the meantime.

I don’t know about you, kids, but I think “travel the world” translates into:  “Find a country that doesn’t extradite to the United States or Great Britain, so you can’t be forced to testify against me.”


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15 responses to “Phone Tap Dance

  1. John Erickson

    Oh, Nonnie, you are SO suspicious. Just because her travelogue includes Vietnam, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela,…….

    • i know, john, i’ve become so jaded. i’m sure that uncle rupie never gave his own well-being a thought. while we’re on the subject, is rebekah even allowed to leave the country? she was arrested and released on bail. i don’t know how the british system works, but i would think that her travel would be restricted. of course, uncle rupie has plenty of private jets that can fly under the radar.

      • John Erickson

        Not sure about the Brit justice system. I learned about the Brit military system, whose justice portion is quite simple – if you don’t agree with ’em, shoot ’em! 😀

        • i googled, and i found that bail in great britain is set with or without conditions. i don’t know what conditions the judge set, so i don’t know if she can travel or not. the bondsman may also set conditions, too, but i doubt she needed a bondsman. she’s got plenty of rich friends to pay her bail.

    • All the places QaDaffy Duck might turn up, too!

  2. JayMagoo

    Rupert Murdoch’s problems remind me of Nixon’s problems in the 1970s as the Watergate scandal was unfolding. Nobody suspected that Nixon was as totally without morals or principal as he turned out to be, or as totally corrupt. He surprised even us Nixon Haters with his total debauchery. It appears that Rupert is going to treat us to just such a show. If a man is corrupt and without principles or morals, where does that stop? Can you be only so corrupt and then you draw the line? We shall see. I’m rooting for Rupert to show us new depths of depravity, he could even outdo Nixon. After all, he hired the most evil survivor of Nixon’s inner circle to run Fox News, Roger Ailes. See you in the papers, guys..

    • hello jay magoo,

      welcome to the raisin! 😀

      i think your comparison to nixon is spot on, but i think uncle rupie is even more evil than tricky dick, because uncle rupie grew up feeling entitled to everything he had and everything he could get. nixon’s evil stemmed from insecurity, while uncle rupie’s stems from arrogance. while nixon finally realized the jig was up, i doubt that uncle rupie will ever go away quietly, and he’s got enough money to make sure that he’ll always have people who will go to bat for him.

  3. Tapping your personal trainer? Lame, and oh, so vain.

    Murdoch looks perfect as Sweeney Todd. Love it. 😀 Maybe there’s a “Lil’ Shop of Media Whores” in the future. 😆

    • i bet there are quite a few uncle rupie employees who are wondering if their boss hacked them, too. how sweet would it be if it turns out that someone spills everything he knows and implicates uncle rupie, because s/he is paranoid about uncle rupie spying on him/her?

  4. Isn’t it about time for Evil Rupert to build a floating fortress like that publisher that was a Bond villian? He could cruise the world causing havock, hire pirates to do his bidding, and be backed up with his cozy chicom arrangement. Or he could just drop dead (gonna happen sometime).