(Image source: The Guardian)

 

BY ALYSSA CARTEE

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Rupert Murdoch confidant and former News International Editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested Tuesday morning in a police raid. Here’s euronews.

“She and her husband were said to be among six people that police say were detained in dawn raids across the country on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.”

But this round of arrests is not directly related to the previous phone tapping lawsuit.  The Daily Beast reports the importance of the new charges.

“Significantly, the arrests are not in relation to the illegal hacking of voicemails or payments to public officials, but to obstructing justice. On that front, there have been some potentially damaging allegations of late. Earlier this year, it was revealed that an IT worker deleted a controversial email from the account of James Murdoch...”

The director of group security at News International was among the others arrested, but that’s the only information available on the additional arrests so far. Although it may seem that Brooks is taking most of the heat for the News International scandal, one blogger for Slate says — not so fast.

“With Murdoch's son James touched by the scandal but so far uncharged, you might wonder if Brooks is the family sacrifice. But I doubt it. Not just because she has denied any knowledge of the phone hacking, but because whatever her faults and errors, she doesn't seem like a woman who gets pushed under the bus.”

And the scandal is getting more and more political. Prime Minister David Cameron’s long-running friendship with the Brooks has already been called into question. A blogger for The Week suggests the timing of the raids could be a message to Cameron.

“The Metropolitan Police stuck two fingers up to David Cameron today by arresting his friends Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks just as the Prime Minister was about to lift off from Heathrow to meet the US President Barack Obama. For Cameron, the timing of the police arrests could not have been more embarrassing.”
 

 

Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Raid

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Mar 13, 2012

Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Raid

(Image source: The Guardian)

 

BY ALYSSA CARTEE

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

 

Rupert Murdoch confidant and former News International Editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested Tuesday morning in a police raid. Here’s euronews.

“She and her husband were said to be among six people that police say were detained in dawn raids across the country on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.”

But this round of arrests is not directly related to the previous phone tapping lawsuit.  The Daily Beast reports the importance of the new charges.

“Significantly, the arrests are not in relation to the illegal hacking of voicemails or payments to public officials, but to obstructing justice. On that front, there have been some potentially damaging allegations of late. Earlier this year, it was revealed that an IT worker deleted a controversial email from the account of James Murdoch...”

The director of group security at News International was among the others arrested, but that’s the only information available on the additional arrests so far. Although it may seem that Brooks is taking most of the heat for the News International scandal, one blogger for Slate says — not so fast.

“With Murdoch's son James touched by the scandal but so far uncharged, you might wonder if Brooks is the family sacrifice. But I doubt it. Not just because she has denied any knowledge of the phone hacking, but because whatever her faults and errors, she doesn't seem like a woman who gets pushed under the bus.”

And the scandal is getting more and more political. Prime Minister David Cameron’s long-running friendship with the Brooks has already been called into question. A blogger for The Week suggests the timing of the raids could be a message to Cameron.

“The Metropolitan Police stuck two fingers up to David Cameron today by arresting his friends Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks just as the Prime Minister was about to lift off from Heathrow to meet the US President Barack Obama. For Cameron, the timing of the police arrests could not have been more embarrassing.”
 

 

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