Thursday, July 28, 2011
Not to be too cliché, but, Jesus, just when you think it couldn't get any more disgusting:
"The News of the World hacked into the phone of Sara Payne, the mother of Sarah Payne, an abducted and murdered 8-year-old girl, the Guardian reported Tuesday.
It was the hacking of 13-year-old Milly Dowler's phone that turned the long-simmering phone hacking scandal into a full-blown crisis. The news of Payne's hacking is, in some ways, even more shocking, because it was her daughter's murder by a pedophile in 2000 that led News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to launch a crusade for a sex offender's law in Britain known as 'Sarah's Law.'
Payne grew so close to the paper, and to Brooks, that she wrote a column for its final issue, paying tribute...
'The NOTW team supported me through some of the darkest, most difficult times of my life and became my trusted friends,' she wrote. 'One example of their support was to give me a phone to help me stay in touch with my family, friends and support network, which turned out to be an absolute lifeline.'
According to the Guardian, it is that phone -- personally given to Payne by Brooks -- which may have been hacked."
Just a reminder of the kind of illegal and reprehensible behavior Murdoch's people engaged in, in case that little story had fallen off your radar.