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. Mekell

    I notice since the Enquirer broke the Edwards story a significant increase in tabloid "journalism". Is everyone else trying to cash in now?

    July 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    The quizz is causing her hair to frizz...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    I LIKE her hair...obviously she is a "daywalker" –> half ginger half normal...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Larry L

    I will do a special "happy dance" when I see Rupert Murdoch doing the perp walk. Maybe the US will follow Britain's lead and start holding right-wing thugs accountable for their actions. The folks at Faux News should be concerned...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeWBush

      Right on.......

      July 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RIGHT-WING THUG HENCHMAN

    MR.L... we have our eye on you...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Police Quiz Master

    What has 3 legs, but no arms....
    What is the squared root of 85 times pi then multiplied by the speed of light constant for hydrogen?...
    Do you have mental telepathy abilities and on a regular basis do you use them to mind F(_)©K people?...
    Answer me!...

    July 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Please! Please! Oh please! make 'im stop...get me...oh! Uh! Oh! my beautician!

      July 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Right

      I don't know if I should be amused or aroused..

      July 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Left Wing Commie Henchman

    Yess... Gooodddd.. Look that way not this way.. He he

    July 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tea Party Lingo

    Bleh!

    July 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jay Horn

    Hmm...most of the media is controlled by the left wing idiots. The government media complex.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeWBush

      You're brainless; you didn't even read the article. These are your people being arrested grade schooler.....

      July 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tea party dance...

    you stick your right wing in...
    .
    you stick your right wing out..
    .
    you stick your right wing in and shake it all about...
    .
    you do the hookey pookey and turn yourself around..
    .
    that's what's its all about...

    July 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ashera

    She is just the delivery girl! Take down MURDOCH, cut the snake off at the head.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Right

      The head of the snake isn't Rupert Murdock. What planet you living on? The snake is more powerful than Rupert.

      July 17, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Pity is though that this thug has a lot of clout here with our own thugs.

    July 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sandy claassen

    more corruption! Govt. Journalism, courts what the hell u all thinkin? If we lived by Gods Law none of this crap would be going on period........

    July 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BauerAndrea

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, GuruBids.com

    July 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Little Orphan Annie

    Be sure to drink Magic Johnson.. I mean you're Ovaltine..

    July 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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