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Ear to the Ground

News of the World Figure Found Dead

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Posted on Jul 18, 2011
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Sean Hoare, the former News of the World correspondent who was the first member of Andy Coulson’s staff to claim the editor knew of phone hacking by his reporters, was found dead in his home Monday. He previously had told the BBC that Coulson’s claim to the contrary was “simply a lie,” and that he was personally asked to tap telephones.

The police do not suspect foul play in Hoare’s death. News of it came the same day that John Yates, the assistant commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, announced his resignation from the force. Yates is facing criticism for neglecting a pile of evidence related to the hacking case. He is the second London police leader to quit in two days.—ARK

The Guardian:

The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing.”

... He told the newspaper that not only did Coulson know of the phone hacking, but that he actively encouraged his staff to intercept the phone calls of celebrities in the pursuit of exclusives.

In a subsequent interview with the BBC he alleged that he was personally asked by his then-editor, Coulson, to tap into phones. In an interview with the PM programme he said Coulson’s insistence that he didn’t know about the practice was “a lie, it is simply a lie”.

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By poodfreemon, July 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm Link to this comment
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There are many ways that the truth comes out. One of those ways is fiction,
our books, our TV, our movies. In England a whistleblower is found dead.
Could the perps be more obvious? John LeCarre might weave us through a
novel that revealed how the nasty game is played. We might see agents of
MI-6 or Scotland Yard make Sean Hoare’s death look like an accident.

If you want to educate yourself and feed your emotions surrounding police
corruption, I suggest you watch the three-part British production “Red Riding”
[1974-1980-1983] (2009). Three 90-minute installments just might bring
home the point concerning police corruption.

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By lacefish, July 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment

Right,it’s suicide - it’s probably more like, “... he
was found with five gunshot wounds to the head… Police do not suspect foul play”.

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By Roger Lafontaine, July 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm Link to this comment
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Strange isn’t it that this seems to happen over and over again, a key witness ‘commits suicide’ whenever there is an expose, or revelation of corruption in some mega-corporation. And it is never connected to the incident in question. Never, oh no, that would hint of conspiracy and we all know that the only people suspect in a conspiracy are those who believe in them. Coincidence and chance are the norms in our society.

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By John Sullivan, July 19, 2011 at 11:15 am Link to this comment
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Hey, there was nothing suspicious about the DC Madame’s “suicide” either.

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By morristhewise, July 19, 2011 at 10:33 am Link to this comment

Medical Examiners are constantly in touch with the police. Instead of wearing blue
they are dressed in white, but they are only cops with a medical degree. Whistle
blowers brought into their labs are always listed as suicides or as a death due to
natural causes. The murder of Mr Hoare is a clear warning to rats, but informers
working for the system are treated with great respect and rarely wind up being
murdered.

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By morristhewise, July 19, 2011 at 8:23 am Link to this comment

There is no person as highly respected as the Medical Examiner. They will be
believed even if they claim that a murdered victim died from an accidental fall.
Rarely are the findings of the Medical Examiner contested. It would not be difficult
for a buddy of the Medical Examiner to strangle his wife and dangle her from a
ceiling pipe. The findings would surely be suicide. It is frightening that any
politically connected or wealthy person can murder whom ever they wish, most
Medical Examiners can use a few extra bucks. The solution to ending the problem
of perfect murders would be to have the Medical Examiner water boarded after he
turns in each of his findings.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, July 19, 2011 at 8:19 am Link to this comment

So obvious what really happened… and a clear sign to truth seekers what may happen to them if they don’t simply comply with the program.

More brave souls are needed to weed out these dark sinister types ( Murdoch and crew ) and their shills and paid-off lackeys ( Scheer and the like ).

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By Anarcissie, July 19, 2011 at 8:17 am Link to this comment

I don’t think it’s going to be healthy to know a lot about the doings of Murdoch and company.

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By bob zimway, July 19, 2011 at 7:26 am Link to this comment

A whistleblower doesn’t kill himself 2 days after making statements- he celebrates.

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By m@earth, July 19, 2011 at 6:11 am Link to this comment
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But, of course.  Bury the news with the body.  One of the oldest tricks of power
acting out in a fit of desperation.  Rupert will sleep well tonight.

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By morristhewise, July 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment

Adding a dead and possibly murdered key witness to the scandal spices up the
story. The doctor doing the autopsy cannot be trusted. Unexplained deaths and
mysterious suicides have become common in a world where murderers can
commit perfect crimes.

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By Daye, July 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment

The more this Heaven of Murdochs crashes
towards Earth, the more McCavity the Cat will
seem to be up to its usual invisible evil doing, &
the more we’ll see of Inspector Clouseau.

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By Daye, July 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment

The more this Heaven of Murdochs crashes
towards Earth, the more McCavity the Cat will
seem to up to its usual invisible evil doing, & the
more we’ll see of Inspector Clouseau.

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