Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Hideous Rebekah Brooks

Via Crooked Timber a story about Rebekah Brooks:
He said: "It was hardly appropriate... At that time, [September 12, 2001] [when] we were working on the assumption that up to 50,000 people had been killed, I was required to parade myself around morning conference dressed as Harry Potter.

"What person with any journalistic integrity can be humiliated like that or told to perform like that?"

Begley then told assistant news editor Greg Miskiw: "I don't want to criticise [Rebekah] in a phone call, but I can't see how the editor of the - as we're always reminded - best paper in the country could expect a reporter to do that... That was just too much."

When Miskiw asked Begley to return to work, Begley refused, stating: "I haven't toed the line for the editor's pet project. I didn't prance around while the World Trade Center was being bombed for her personal amusement. I can't just stroll in."

Miskiw responded: "Why not? Charles, that is what we do. We go out and destroy other people's lives."
The problem with suicide is that it requires you to feel bad about yourself. How can we encourage the people without any feelings at all to kill themselves?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's journamalism!

And whatever happens to Brooks and company, I doubt if they'll be facing 43 years in prison for espionage. That's what we do here to people who tell the truth.

fish said...

I don't want to criticize [Rebekah] in a phone call

missing the remainder of the quote: "since she is probably listening in."

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

How can we encourage the people without any feelings at all to kill themselves?

We can cut their brake cables?

Smut Clyde said...

Why can't you respect the poor woman's right to privacy??

Charles said...

Hasn't she lost any right to privacy forever.

Substance McGravitas said...

What are the privacy rights of prisoners?

Another Kiwi said...

If she is in a public jail we could go and poke her with sticks, I assume. I'd pay good money for that.