A note to start. This is the third time I’m rewriting this piece. The first draft was written after watching a news piece on the phone hacking by the News of the World criminals in London. After calming down and rereading it, I thought that the numerous obscenities that spewed as I wrote it should be deleted. Please don’t take that as a lack of passion on the subject. This third time is after a night’s sleep and a little more thought.
You’ve probably heard about the hacking scandal going on in England. No, this one isn’t about terrorists trying to steal defense secrets nor criminals going after bank accounts. It’s “reporters” from a Murdoch-owned paper hacking into the voice mails of celebrities and others. In the most notorious incident of late, these morons deleted voice mails of a murder victim as the box filled up so they could try to get more material. This gave false hope to the young girl’s family that she might still be alive and who knows what it did to the investigation as they deleted evidence. The report on this evening’s news had News Corp promising a “full investigation” and that’s what has me so exorcised at the moment since it’s a huge business point in my mind. Continue reading