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Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the…

Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert…

by Nick Davies

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I always hated Rupert Murdoch and his evil empire (Fox "News", etc), and nothing in this book makes me doubt myself. This is a loooong, detailed, painful dissection of the News of the World phone hacking scandal and all the lying liars who perpetrated, funded, and encouraged it.

The worst, however, is not the staff of the newspaper. It's the Brit government and Scotland Yard kowtowing to these disgusting Murdoch "journalists" who give the profession the blackest of eyes. Also eye-opening is the reluctance of other newspapers to support the Guardian in its effort to reveal the scummy underside of the conspiratorial complicity. All praise to Nick Davies, the reporter who did most of the work. This is not an easy read - it's so detailed - but Davies proves himself to be a great investigative reporter and a decent writer. ( )
  froxgirl | Oct 29, 2014 |
This is a very good read, although you will get angry at times as the story unfolds and truths are revealed. Following the story in the papers and on TV was interesting and revealing, but having it all laid out and ordered by someone at the heart of the investigation gives greater insight. I've had a very low opinion of Murdoch for years, but after reading this I think the Met Police aren't too far behind.
Recommended! ( )
  GeePee29 | Oct 9, 2014 |
As compelling as 'All The President's Men', as thrilling as 'Defence of the Realm'. A superb account of a six-year campaign of investigative journalism that shines a light into the darkest corners of media practice, corporate power, law-enforcement compromise and government compliance. It's an incredibly complex story which Davies navigates with great clarity - and provides an x-ray of what lies beneath the daily headlines. ( )
  Parthurbook | Aug 6, 2014 |
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For Jean Davies, who died in 1986. She would have loved this story.
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