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Old 18-07-2011, 20:56
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Sean Hoare who blew the whistle on phone hacking under Andrew Coulson has been found dead.

Police say that its not "Suspicious"

Am I the only one here who is thinking how extremely convenient this is?

Not suspicious? they're pulling the wool over our eyes surely?
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:01
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Sean Hoare who blew the whistle on phone hacking under Andrew Coulson has been found dead.

Police say that its not "Suspicious"

Am I the only one here who is thinking how extremely convenient this is?

Not suspicious? they're pulling the wool over our eyes surely?
Yes, can we believe anything the police say after all the Lies - Remember Dr Kelly?
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:06
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Being very far from "Not suspicious" was my first though. Just like the time when the prostitute about to feature in a Jeffrey Archer trial "Just happened" to die when her car ran off the road in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:10
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Its scarey how people connected to a Prime Minister or indeed a Minister just happen to "die" at the most convenient of times.

State Agency execution?
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:10
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Being very far from "Not suspicious" was my first though. Just like the time when the prostitute about to feature in a Jeffrey Archer trial "Just happened" to die when her car ran off the road in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.
Yes I was there. I was making some sound recordings late at night and I happened to record that car as it passed, then there was a bang...oh hang on.. Im sure that was a film.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082085/


Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:12
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Hmm, last week he tells the Guardian and the New York Times that the News of the World were actually using police technology to track people using their mobile phones in exchange for payments to police officers, this week he conveniently dies. Nothing suspicious there.
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:20
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This is getting a bit creepy...
[LIST][*]Connection: Sean Hoare (Deceased) > Andrew Coulson > David Cameron
- Whistle Blower over phone hacking News of the World
[*]Connection: Dr David Kelly (Deceased) > Tony Blair
- Biological Weapons Expert disputed WMD by Saddam. [*]Connection Monica Coghlan (Deceased) > Jeffrey Archer
- Former prostitute at the centre of the Jeffrey Archer libel trial, died after a car crash in a remote road in the middle of the night.[/LIST]
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Old 18-07-2011, 21:23
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Not suspicious? Who the hell do they think they're kidding? It's so insulting for them to wheel that line out.
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:06
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Not suspicious? Who the hell do they think they're kidding? It's so insulting for them to wheel that line out.
Maybe its just "newspeak" or even "fuzzspeak",for "he took his own life",but then thats what supposedly happened to Dr Kelly.....................
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:08
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This is all getting curiouser and curiouser
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:21
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The panorama programme in which he made his (to be) last appearance is on bbc iplayer now- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ing_the_Spell/
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:30
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This is all getting curiouser and curiouser
It certainly is....now "Unexplained death" according to BBC news - earlier described as "Not suspicious"
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:39
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The guy was obviously offed or took his own life due to threats. Just like Dr. David Kelly.
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:40
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I don't know if it is pertinent but Sean Hoare was known to have drug and alcohol problems. I think they led to his dismissal from NoW.

A very sad development.
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:44
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Maybe its just "newspeak" or even "fuzzspeak",for "he took his own life",but then thats what supposedly happened to Dr Kelly.....................
I was thinking that's what happened.
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:51
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They shouldn't rush to the public with "it's not suspicious" straight away. Or at least comment that "we don't believe it's suspicious at this point but an investigation is ongoing." Not that this would or should quell the questions. But at least don't be prematurely attempting to project an aura of certainty about the matter so soon. That's just begging for more controversy.
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Old 18-07-2011, 22:52
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The panorama programme in which he made his (to be) last appearance is on bbc iplayer now- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ing_the_Spell/
Watching it now, seeing this surely no one can seriously believe that a man like Murdoch, didn't know what was going on, a man like that, doesn't get to where he is, from not knowing what is happening in his business, that guy will have eyes and ears everywhere.
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Old 18-07-2011, 23:06
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I don't know if it is pertinent but Sean Hoare was known to have drug and alcohol problems. I think they led to his dismissal from NoW.

A very sad development.
It probably is pertinent. He was apparently in very poor health. I would say there is absolutely no possibility of foul play, not linked to the NI scandal anyway.
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Old 18-07-2011, 23:29
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Old 18-07-2011, 23:49
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A couple of journalists who spoke to him this week said he was "ailing" but wanted the truth out.
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Old 18-07-2011, 23:54
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sounds dodgy to me
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Old 18-07-2011, 23:57
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And this has WHAT to do with broadcasting?????
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Old 19-07-2011, 00:05
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The man was a drug addict and a drunk, who was sacked by the news of the world for being a drug addict and a drunk.

Despite all of your paranoid theories that he COULD have been silenced it is clear that one of two things has happened.

Either he has succumbed to this various addictions, overdosing or some such thing, or he has taken his own life.

It can not be ignored that he has made some substantial claims to both the Guardian and New York Times, and time was coming where he would have to prove those claims.

Maybe he couldn't back up those claims because rather than them being true they were just fabrications aimed at News international by a very angry and bitter man who resented been sacked for very good cause.

Truth is we May never know.
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Old 19-07-2011, 00:10
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The man was a drug addict and a drunk, who was sacked by the news of the world for being a drug addict and a drunk.

Despite all of your paranoid theories that he COULD have been silenced it is clear that one of two things has happened.

Either he has succumbed to this various addictions, overdosing or some such thing, or he has taken his own life.

It can not be ignored that he has made some substantial claims to both the Guardian and New York Times, and time was coming where he would have to prove those claims.

Maybe he couldn't back up those claims because rather than them being true they were just fabrications aimed at News international by a very angry and bitter man who resented been sacked for very good cause.

Truth is we May never know.
So you reckon Coulson may be innocent after all? And Hoare's wicked fibs may have cost Coulson two high-profile jobs?

Jog on!
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Old 19-07-2011, 00:11
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Despite all of your paranoid theories that he COULD have been silenced it is clear that one of two things has happened.
Well actually it isn't, hence the speculation...
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