Rebekah Brooks falls on her sword

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    "I have believed that the right and responsible action has been to lead us through the heat of the crisis. However my desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate."
    Rebakah Brooks
    July 15, 2011

    Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband also welcomed her resignation. "It is right that Rebekah Brooks has finally taken responsibility for the terrible events that happened on her watch, like the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone.

    "No-one in this country should exercise power without responsibility. But as I said when I called for her resignation 10 days ago, this is not just about one individual but about the culture of an organization.

    "Rupert Murdoch says that News Corp has handled these allegations 'extremely well.' He still hasn't apologized to the innocent victims of hacking. He clearly still doesn't get it."

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    Rebekah Brooks resigns over UK phone-hacking scandal - CNN.com
     
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    good gawd, people resign every day. why this is some BIG news, you got me.
     
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    Good. She should have resigned days ago.... preferably she should have been fired at the same time as the NotW staff.
     
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    She's already been released on bail.... again. I'm a supporter of due process, Marc. If she's guilty, and there is sufficient evidence, great. Charge her, try her, and sentence her. I have no issue with that. I have an issue with hanging people without trial. It's an American thing... due process.
     
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    Please point out where anyone, including me, hanged her for anything.

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    You've already ranted about her in other threads.... same with the Murdocks. Neither father or son has been arrested, charged, tried or convicted... and yet you're all for lynching them anyway.

    I respect the law... in the US and the UK. There is a Parliamentary inquiry and a police investigation.... I prefer to judge people on evidence of wrong doing... not on media hype or rabid hatred based on dislike of a particular news organization. Seems to me, you are blinded by your hatred of Fox News.... you demonstrate no logic, no reason.... no ability to think past your own rabid hatred.... fueled, no doubt, by bullshit and lies from that other corrupt media outlet... Media Matters.
     
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    Geez, "terrible events that happened on her watch"? We are talking about phone hacking rather than shipping 3,000 illegal weapons to Mexico aren't we?
     
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    It's not about 'lines crossed' it is about laws broken. Hacking cell phones is illegal in the UK. People have already gone to prison... more are likely to follow. Who that will be, no one knows... because the police are still investigating... and, at the same time, the police are also under investigation for their relationships with the media.
     
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    Can you produce one, just one lie that came from Media Matters?

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