October 26th, 2012

Beckham Hacking: Mirror Cover-Up (Part II)
Mirror Shares Drop Further as Brown Tribunal Rears Head

Roy Greenslade’s blog in the Guardian this afternoon reminds readers about the all-important testimony of former People reporter David Brown, who claims that routine and systematic phone hacking was taking place at the hands of Mirror Group journalists during his time there. Back when the Mirror’s original internal investigation into hacking was announced over a year ago Guido, in an effort to be helpful, reminded them of the very same fact:

Investors have clocked what could be coming – Trinity Mirror’s share price is down another 13% today and over 30% for the week, wiping tens of millions off the Mirror’s capitalisation. If only their legal director Paul Vickers had listened to Guido in the first place…


  1. 1
    CCHQ says:

    David Cameron blames ageism as he is ‘sacked’ from The Conservative Party.


    • 13
      Toon... says:

      Mirror Group seen dead in the water, bobbing around like a previous owner perhaps? :)


      • 25
        Maple Syrup says:

        NOTW closed as hacked a dead kids phone and a few air head clebs. BBC allowed to continue as if nothing happened after 4 decades and hundreds of kids worth of pederasty.


        • 62
          Quixote says:

          Had those claiming to have been abused by Savile had instead said that he had called them plebs there can be little doubt that the police, PPS, the papers and the BBC would have taken the matter much more seriously when accusations were first made years ago and when considering the showing of the recently abondoned programme.


      • 27
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        When will the Grauniad be sued, surely it’s the next one.


  2. 2
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

    So, devastating another company’s share price, threatening its workers’ jobs.

    Proud of yourself, Guido?


    • 8
      Selohesra says:

      Actually I think those that did the hacking & those that made it such an issue with NotW are the ones that will have to take the blame when Mirror finally ceases to be. Fingers crossed the Guardian goes next.


      • 12
        Aunty Matter says:

        Mirror, Guardian and BBC. That would be perfect.


        • 17

          There wouldn’t be a dry seat in the Attacks house.


        • 57
          Marmite says:

          What a perfect result that would be Aunty Matter………… from your blog to God’s ears (hopefully).


        • 63
          Blowing Whistles says:

          May I suggest that some you ‘do not forget’ who the most malevolent and despicable Anglophile Media mogul has been. All the lessers followed suit on his command. Be wary of Austrailians (not now) preaching to have been ‘humbled’. It was one big fat lie.


    • 16
      Toon... says:

      Of course when it is The Mirror Group….. no story shall be told, no stone turned in the search for truth :)
      Why?? ‘cos they love the left??


    • 20
      jgm2 says:

      Fuck ‘em. Fuck ‘em all. Labour enablers and apologists.

      Fuck ‘em to hell.


  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.


  4. 4
    Blowing Whistles says:

    don’t want to be first to comment


  5. 5
    Fatso watson watch says:

    The Mirror is the labour parties Sun, Tony blair posing topless on page three


  6. 7

    Rupert Murdoch must be grinning from ear to ear with grief


    • 64
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Some years ago (5 or 6) – two American journalists working under news Corps attempted to out a huge story about corruption in dairy farming [Similar to the UK’s Milk marketing board] in the US – Certain ptb – didn’t want the story to be investigated any further.

      The Journalists – were smeared to kingdom come and destroyed from within by their employer. But hey that’s what News Corp do.


  7. 9
    You know you love it says:


  8. 10
    Shooty* says:

    This will blow over. Left wing papers are staffed by people who, like their readers, are nicer, more decent, more intelligent, more compassionate, more honest, harder working and more scrupulous than those horrid right wing types.

    May the Mirror, like the Guardian and the BBC, live forever!

    P.S. Any chance that this might finally, finally wipe some of that grin of Piers Morgan’s punchable potato face?


  9. 18
    Who paid for it? says:


    • 19
      Toon... says:

      FFS if she gets any fatter she will explode !!


      • 23
        Mrs Kipling says:

        If that’s her slice, that cake must have been enormous.


        • 42
          Maple Syrup says:

          Little icing people staring upwards ‘Arggghh a 1000 feet high Abott attacking us with a knife, flee for your life, only Boris can save us now’
          Boris enters right ‘Save a big slice for me sexy’
          Abbot ‘Armmmmghhfffhommm’
          Boris leaves left ‘Bitch eaten it all’
          Little icing people no longer staring upwards. ‘Our legs have been consumed, ohhh the children’
          Choir of four in background and audience. ‘All because of Tory cuts’


    • 26
      JH says:

      Oh, just stick your fucking fat face in it an be done with it you chippy fucking sow.


    • 30
      El ponce Portillo says:

      She must be on a diet. I’ve seen her eat a whole cake shop for tiffin.


    • 34
      Anonymous says:

      That icing looks as though it could be rice’n’pea flavoured.


    • 40
      jgm2 says:

      She looks like she’s lost a bit of weight.

      Mind you, she needed to.


    • 56
  10. 24
    Brown out and PAY ME DAMAGES says:



  11. 28
    Derron Brown says:

    Phew! I got away with again!


  12. 29
    Piers Mormon says:

    How can this story possibly be true? The honorouble Lord Piers Leveson established that all the hacking was done personally by Rupert Murdoch and Dave Cameron with notes taken by Rebekah Wade.


  13. 33
    Mirror Dream Team says:

    Sly Bailey and Sly Piers, peas in a pod.


  14. 35
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sir Peter Morrison shhhhhhhhh


  15. 37
    Anon says:

    And while all this Mirror debacle is going on, in southern europe

    the former Italian Prime Minister Sil*vio Berl*usconi

    has been sentenced to “FOURS” years in prison for Tax Evasion !!!!

    This is the type of prison term some of our thieving, mendacious, manipulative

    bent members of Par*liament should have received & will receive when they

    are brought before the Courts or is it still all manipulated just by the

    special sec*retive hand*shake


    • 54
      Mr Tessa Jowell says:

      Well they couldn’t get me and if you think Silvio will spend one night in gaol then you are Gordon (I take it up the Clyde) Brown.


    • 59
      Marmite says:

      Where will the B.Liars go for their freebie holidays now?

      They can’t go to Egypt anymore, they can’t go to Libya anymore, and now they can’t go to Italy. Well, they could, but the B.Liar leeches will have to pay for their own holidays. Shame!


      • 65
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Cliff Richard and the remaining Gibbs brothers should be ashamed of themselves – for having been so pitifully duped by the Bliar. But then what is it about Celebrity songwriters who dance up to duplicitous politicians – what says you Bono & Givus yer feckin money – weren’t you both sold a pup?


  16. 39
    Derron Brown says:

    Sly and Piers have got away with worse thanks to me!


  17. 41
    No more bunga bunga! says:


    Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail for tax evasion.


  18. 43
    Spinal Damage says:

    Put a spin on it and they will get away with it! Disgraceful


  19. 45
    James Hadley Chase says:

    “You’re going to give me the sack, yeah? I’d think twice, mate; you might not like having your hacking activities exposed! Yeah, I pirated stories from the ‘Hold-Q': so? What were you ‘holding’ them FOR? Can’t be fear of libel suits, you had these people bang to rights! What did I do– cramp your style to shake these people down for even more stories from them? So I internally ‘hacked,’ as it were; small beer to what you do!”
    The grizzled old editor cast a wry smile at Brown. “It’s called ‘loyalty,’ old chum. You’re supposed to ‘go along with the programme,’ as they say nowadays. It’s not about ‘news'; never was. Nobody ‘needs’ to know anything you wrote, let’s get down to cases. But you ARE to keep your hands off those we tell you to keep your hands off, because we have these people shit-scared. This gives us leverage. The muck comes out, we no longer have it. But we figure you’ve sussed that YOU have a whip hand here, of sorts– you really don’t, you just THINK you do, as no-one gives a tuppence for anything like hacking– but just to keep things on a ‘friendly’ basis, we’re prepared to bung you a nominal consideration to spike your tribunal complaint. That’s how it works, my lad, everyone can be bought and sold– thought you’d have learned that when you decided to become the sort of gutter-press hack you are, or shortly thereafter– did you really expect to become Woodward and Bernstein when you were back at University?”


  20. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Simon Fox the new Mirror group CEO had the same effect on HMV’s shareprice (his last company). Is he the CEO equivalent Gordon (McDoom)Brown?


  21. 50
    A fine pair of lungs says:

    Fuck Beckham. What about the vulnerable and ordinary people who have been violated by the Mirror will they get justice? One stupid sleb after another! Justice for all!


  22. 51
    Delroy Prisoner 522522 says:

    I’ll be waiting with my vaseline. Get it up you Piers!


  23. 53
    Anon BUT Never voted for ZanuLieLabor says:

    Poor Silvio, 4 years in the slammer, things must be very grim if The

    God*father was unable to make them an offer they could’nt refuse

    & get him off with a 5 million LIRA fine + admin expenses…….

    Not looking good for when kid*die fid*dlers are brought before the

    Courts here & Al-Beeb is forced to close because not enough people

    are paying there legalised extortion tax………


  24. 60
    Stu says:

    If there’s a God it’s those santomonious arselholes at the Gaurdian and the BBC next.


    • 67
      Anonymous says:

      Santomonious?. arselholes?. ,Seems like someone learned to type [Ah the joys of computer technology] But the spelling is a work in progress.


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