Something We Can Agree Needs Investigation
Is the phone-hacking scandal involving the Murdoch empire.
Mr Murdoch arrived in London yesterday, wearing a Panama hat and clutching a final copy of the News of the World, in a bid to save his crumbling organisation after the phone-hacking scandal saw the 168-year-old paper axed.
But he flew straight into another storm as it was claimed 9/11 victims may have had their mobiles tapped by News of the World reporters. And there was more bad news when it was revealed nine reporters allegedly at the centre of the phone scandal and claims of police corruption could face jail, along with three officers.
As you can imagine, this story has caused a firestorm of commentary from the Truthers, those self-appointed representatives of the family members. Here's a legitimate conspiracy, involving people who died on 9-11 and corrupt government officials. Surely this is a prime opportunity for the Truth Movement to coalesce around a story and push their agenda forward.
Or not. The 9-11 Blogger post on the story by Matt Naus (he of book-burning fame) has a grand total of four comments so far, three of which concern his misleading title of "9/11 Victims Phones Tapped For Details in the Days Before 9/11/01 ?" In fact, the phones were not tapped, what appears to have happened is that reporters from News of the World tried to get phone records of the victims, not nearly the same thing.
Truth Action? Inaction. No mention of this story whatsoever. 9-11 Truth News copied a Sydney Morning Herald article a week ago, with no commentary added. Jon Gold did post a paragraph about it in the comments on another copied newspaper report.
Today, Sen. Frank Lautenberg released a statement pertaining to the allegation that Fox hacked 9/11 family members’ phones. He said, “any violation of these innocent victims must be taken seriously and acted upon immediately.” I agree. Like preventing real justice and accountability for what happened. That violation should be acted upon immediately.
Of course compared to the Truthers' lack of discussion about Remember Building 7 spokesman Manny Badillo's arrest on charges of having sex with somebody under 16, the Troofers response to this news story has been relatively verbose and active.