Guardian Phonehacker David Leigh Above the Law

The Guardian’s in-house phone hacker David Leigh will not be prosecuted, despite admitting in 2006 “I, too, once listened to the mobile phone messages”, writing about how hacking voicemails gave him a “voyeuristic thrill in hearing another person’s private messages”. Last summer Guido caught Leigh telling bare-faced lies about his phone hacking past, the details of which he shared with his journalism students. Incidentally Guido couldn’t find Salmond’s allegations that the Observer hacked his bank account in the in-depth coverage of the scandal in this morning’s paper. Move along people…




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