August 29th, 2012

Cops Nick Ex-Times Hack Over Nightjack Blogger Hack
What Did Guardian’s Sabbagh Know and When?

Former Times hack Patrick Foster has we understand been nicked this morning by Operation Tuleta cops investigating the outing the previously anonymous Nightjack blogger in 2009. Earlier this year it was revealed that Foster had discovered the identity of the blogger through computer hacking. The media editor at The Times at the time was the Guardian’s current head of media, Dan Sabbagh.

Even after the Nightjack scandal broke Sabbagh continued to commission him with work for the Media Guardian  pages and judging by his tweet appears to still be in the loop with Foster:

What did Sabbagh know and when?



  1. 1
    Neville Thurncoat says:

    Book him, Danno.

  2. 2
    SP4BS says:

    username: night
    password: jack


  3. 3
    Cressida Dick says:

    ‘Operation Tuleta’? Another stupid fucking name from the Filth!

  4. 4
    Sir Paul Condom says:

    Fuck off!

  5. 5
    Guido Fakes says:

    Aye, ‘Crimestoppers’ – what c’unt came up with that oxymoron!

  6. 6
    tube_thumper says:

    who gives a fuck.

    bloggers are wankers anyway haha

  7. 7
    telling it like it is says:

    as long as journos get arrested and sent to clink there is no need for any boring details

  8. 8
    Invertebrates-R-Us says:

    Come and join us Dave. You can talk tough as much as you like and nobody expects you to actually do anything.

  9. 9
    Polly Toynbee says:

    Hold on tight,here comes another super injunction,boys.

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    ‘Conservative’ Party – the little people fall for this Orwellian language shite everytime!

  11. 11
    tube_thumper says:

    its about time you started putting tits on this blog to save it from sinking now that you are tabloid guido

  12. 12
    Call me Dave says:

    Do I know this man?

  13. 13
    Polly's Nark says:

    Why do the plod work hand in hand with the Guardianistas?

  14. 14
    smoggie says:

    He’s got you… that’s a start.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Nightjack was a good blogger and Foster is a pathetic little wanker. I hope he gets the book thrown at him.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Foster is indeed a slimy unprincipled Loser who will have a deservedly shit life.

  17. 17
    JH says:

    It’s precisely because Nightjack was a good blogger that he was outed.

    Some little dead-tree-press leftie probably felt outraged that people were reading texts that had not been penned and vetted by one of our self-selecting politically correct overlords, who benevolently ensure that no public opinion strays from a tiny spectrum of left-wing ‘acceptability’.

  18. 18
    Scrotum says:

    “Labour” Party … “Liberal” Party … they all do it.

  19. 19
    Andy Coulson says:

    What me “in the loop” with Foster” ?

    Do me a favour old chap.

  20. 20
    The Crown Prosecution Service says:

    “My knowledge of arrests consists of my tweets. Knew about it about 3 mins before tweeting. More on MG shortly.”

    I can’t help feeling that avoids the question.

  21. 21
    bored snapper says:

    I see Bob Bird former scots editor of the screws has also been lifted for perverting course of justice

  22. 22
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Strange the added focus on the Grauniad though; the Telegraph has commissioned as much from Foster as a freelance as the Grauniad. Still, you know Guido. Never let the facts get in the way of a good smear.

  23. 23
    Basil Nadir says:

    Oy vey,Is any journalist safe now?

  24. 24
    Slippery Slope says:

    No Tristram, you are confusing Guido with Guardian hacks. Now they never let the truth get in the way of a good smear.

    Look at the Millie Dowler story for a kick off.

  25. 25

    Unite Kingdom Independence Party – yep, proof of theory proven.

  26. 26
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    No difference. Smears from the left, smears from the right – they are smears wherever they come from. Strangely it still remains to be seen whether the Grauniad were right or wrong on the Millie Dowler tap – although at least they had the defence of a police source.

  27. 27
    Sue Brown says:

    The Guardian is pathetic

  28. 28
    Nightjacks revenge says:

    About time, what the Times did here was a fucking disgrace. It was a premptive strike on Bloggers done out of pure spite. Hope prosecutions follow.

  29. 29
    Harriet Harman says:

    Oh FFS what an idiot !

  30. 30
    The Story of the Dead Sea Press now entering the End game says:

    Its been quite a Journey from Fleet Street to Pentonville

  31. 31
    jon p reid says:

    eek, the gruaniads been a very naughty boy.

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