Sunday, July 17, 2011
"The MPS has this afternoon, Sunday 17 July, arrested a female in connection with allegations of corruption and phone hacking. At approximately 12.00 hrs a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden and is currently in custody."
That female would be Rebekah Brooks, who just a few days ago resigned as the head of News International.
A couple of thoughts upon reading this:
1. That sound you hear is Rupert Murdoch's ass puckering up.
2. Wow, someone who likely engaged in a white-collar criminal conspiracy actually being arrested instead of, you know, bailed out to the tune of billions and then handed the car keys again like nothing ever happened. Imagine that.
3. Leave it to the Brits make their undercover police operations sound like they're characters from Middle-Earth.