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(not satire – it’s Murdoch’s gutter press)

Way back in 1995, Murdoch’s hacks at the News of the World paid a police officer a couple of hundred quid for information for a story which eventually drove the actor Denholm Elliot’s daughter Jennifer Elliott to suicide.

Jennifer was no celebrity. She was a young woman going through difficult times.

After the hatchet job done on her by Murdoch’s bullies – Jennifer hung herself.

Even the odious Murdoch hack and ex-deputy editor of the NotW Paul McMullan says he regrets it:

News of the World writer regrets suicide of Denholm Elliott’s daughter after hit piece

On the eve of the Leveson Inquiry report, let’s not forget that real innocent people’s lives have suffered at the hands of an out-of-control UK press.

In fact, Murdoch and the rest of the gutter press should be lucky all they’re facing is tighter regulation of their businesses.

I’d be tempted to put the lot of them in prison for some of the innocent people’s lives they’ve destroyed over the years.


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Strip ‘Sir’ Irvine Patnick – the Sun’s source for its Hillsborough story – of his title

The Sun, The Mail et al – sorry, did we say 120,000 problem families? We meant 16.

Murdoch attacks BBC when his own press abused a dead schoolgirl and her whole family?

MP Louise Mensch quits to spend more time with the Murdoch family

OFCOM rules Murdoch ‘fit and proper’ to own David Cameron

Controversial urine extraction method given go-ahead by government.


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