As I’m sure you’re aware, allegations have been made that investigators working on behalf of the News of the World hacked into Milly Dowler’s voicemail and wiped some of her voicemails, hampering the investigation into her disappearance.
Jesus shitting Christ.
I suppose we’ll now have all the bullshit from the people who were in charge at the time, suggesting that they could not possibly have known that these methods were being used. That they had absolutely zero fucking idea that this was the method by which they acquired a huge number of their stories. That a NOTW story about Milly Dowler could mention knowing what was on her voicemail without that being a cause for alarm.
‘How come you know what’s on her voicemail? Surely that’s the kind of information only Milly herself could know.’
‘Ummm, we um… er… Oh look! Cheryl Cole’s beaten up a toilet attendant!’
‘Shit! Hold the front page!’
Innocent until proven guilty and all that, but I think it says plenty about the newspapers involved that most people find it quite believable that this happened.
Anyway, while we wait for all the denials and protestations, you can make your own mind up. And if by some chance you think there might be some truth in the allegations, you can always let the NOTW know how you feel.
UPDATE: Mainly due to this post, the News Of The World is now dead.