Monday, July 18, 2011

#Hackgate : Sean #Hoare knew the evil that lurked at the News of the World..

The corrupt MET inform us there are no suspicious circumstances to Sean's death...I would not believe them if they told me white was white. R.I.P. Sean and thank-you for being you....

Andy Coulson
Sean Hoare worked with Andy Coulson (above) at the Sun and News of the World, but was later fired by him. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA
At a time when the reputation of News of the World journalists is at rock bottom, it needs to be said that the paper's former showbusiness correspondent Sean Hoare, who died on Monday, was a lovely man.

In the saga of the phone-hacking scandal, he distinguished himself by being the first former NoW journalist to come out on the record, telling the New York Times last year that his former friend and editor, Andy Coulson, had actively encouraged him to hack into voicemail.

That took courage. But he had a particularly powerful motive for speaking. He knew how destructive the News of the World could be, not just for the targets of its exposés, but also for the ordinary journalists who worked there, who got caught up in its remorseless drive for headlines.

Explaining why he had spoken out, he told me: "I want to right a wrong, lift the lid on it, the whole culture. I know, we all know, that the hacking and other stuff is endemic. Because there is so much intimidation. In the newsroom, you have people being fired, breaking down in tears, hitting the bottle." more