Ex-editor arrested in UK hacking scandal
July 17th, 2011
11:59 AM ET

Ex-editor arrested in UK hacking scandal

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday in connection with British police investigations into phone hacking and police bribery, her spokesman told CNN.

She is being quizzed by police in London after having come in by appointment, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Brooks did not know she was going to be arrested when she arrived, her spokesman Dave Wilson said.

She resigned on Friday as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News International, which published the News of the World.

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  1. saywhat

    I surely hope that Murdoch's holdings here in US do not escape scrutiny. About time too.
    It was Reagan who allowed this arrogant nut to become a citizen & spread his tentacles here.
    His shadow towering over & enslaving our media for his propagandist agenda has to be removed.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeWBush

      Absolutely, I hope FOX News goes the way of the dinosaur.......

      July 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HRH banasy

    I hope it's only a matter of time before Murdoch is held accountable for the many treacherous things he has caused in the name of "Journalism".

    July 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HRH banasy

    I do hope, however, if he ever is brought to trial, it will be held anywhere else than the US.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeWBush

      True, our system is compromised......

      July 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chad Williams

    Need to prosecute George Soros also.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sid

    I, for one, simply can not wait to see that tart's mug shot!

    Bring it on.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dôçtõr Fréédõm

    Requesting backup at:
    Am pinned down by liberals and other terrorists, need immediate fire support.

    Also Becky sucks. (Though obviously not well enough to keep her job)

    July 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dôçtõr Fréédõm

    Rofl that she didn't know she was going to be arrested, best surprise party ever!

    July 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |

    The trick is when you get arrested and are going to jail is to stop wiping... but-t crust is a very effective preventer of unwanted molestation....

    July 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeWBush

      Personal experience eh ?

      July 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |

    als when going to jail never brush your teeth or just smear poo all over yourself.. then you'll be safe maybe...

    July 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HRH banasy

    Ah, Ruffie, I missed you!


    July 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andro

    The entire media is awash with corruption, spin, sensationalism and deception. Divide and conquer. I hope everyone responsible for misleading the public is caught. You shouldn't need a tin foil hat and little orphan annie decoder ring in order to decipher information.

    July 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nancy Graceless


    July 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mekell

    I'm wondering when and if there will arrests here in America.

    July 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mekell

    Oops, insert be above.

    July 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Andreas Moser

    The saddest thing is that millions every week buy these lousy tabloid papers.

    July 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
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