Rebekah Brooks: Arrested and resigned
In case you don’t know, Rebekah Brooks was the editor of the News of the World newspaper and at the helm during the phone hacking scandal. That paper is, of course, one of the many holdings of News Corp. headed by chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch.
Brooks and Murdoch are tight like this, yo.
So yeah, you may have heard that as a result of the scandal, Brooks was forced to resign. That’s true. She resigned as the chief executive of News International on July 15, 2011.
She was arrested on by London police on July 17, 2011, for suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption. She was in custody for 12 hours then released on bail.
Although coverage of the News Corp. hacking scandal has died down a bit it is far from over.
Did you know that despite widespread coverage of Brooks’ “resignation” she was still on the board of directors for 22 News Corp. holdings?
Here’s the list of Brooks’ directorships:
TIMES NEWSPAPERS HOLDINGS LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS LIMITED
NEWS 2026 LIMITED
NI SYNDICATION LIMITED
NI FREE NEWSPAPERS LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL TRADING IRELAND LIMITED
NEWS PRINTERS GROUP LIMITED
NEWSPRINTERS (EUROCENTRAL) LIMITED
NEWSPRINTERS (KNOWSLEY) LIMITED
NEWSPRINTERS (BROXBOURNE) LIMITED
NEWS PRINTERS ASSETS LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENTS (IRELAND) LIMITED
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT LIMITED (THE)
NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LIMITED
NI GROUP LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS LIMITED
TIMES NEWSPAPERS LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATED SERVICES LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL (ADVERTISEMENTS) LIMITED
NEWS INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY COMPANY LIMITED
Source: Political Scrapbook
Wow. It must be nice to have someone rich and powerful like you. A lot.
In a statement, Brooks said back on July 15th, “… my resignation has been accepted.”
You keep using that word “resignation.” I do not think it means what you think it means.
The Daily Telegraph reported that despite resigning from her position, Brooks remained on the company payroll and continued to receive her salary from News International, having been told by Rupert Murdoch to “to travel the world on him for a year.” (Source: Wikipedia.)
Keep an eye on this one even if the story occasionally drops from the main street spotlight. News of the World has been accused of doing some really slimy things and she was in charge. With Murdoch as her friend and mentor, I’m sure that apple didn’t fall from the tree.
For the boss: I’m here to help
Pinhead bosses, perhaps intelligent in other aspects of their of their lives, become cripplingly stupid in the workplace. I theorize it is because the greed and power centers of their brain become so enlarged and aroused that they squeeze the thinking part right out.
Even the most mundane tasks, ones that you and I take for granted, can loom like a Death Star in that wide open galaxy of space they call a brain.
Boss: (whining) We’re not sell any of the THX-1138 widgets!
Employee: That’s because you never listed them for sale on the website.
It’s not their fault, really. They’re too busy doing important stuff like telling you what to do, like micromanaging how many rubber bands or pieces of tape you use. They’re only human and can only do so much!
That’s where I come in. I’ve decided to do the mature thing. I’m going to take the high road and forgive their foibles. I’m going to try to help.
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