Phone hacking was endemic throughout the whole of Fleet Street from the late 1990’s and I defy anyone to prove me any different.
Newspaper journalists became comfortable with breaking the law on a daily basis and set a precedent for the future of illegal news gathering.
While the press continue to get away with investigating crime much deeper than the police, we will always have a problem with newspaper journalists breaking the law to obtain front page scoops and always using the term ‘investigative journalism’ as an excuse to break the law to further their careers.
Crime does pay but justice does catch up.
These hacking trials are way too late, but thankfully, for many innocent people, a welcome relief.
Thousands of ‘phone hacking’ victims have worried for years how the press manage to delve so deep into their private lives. At least now they have a good idea what…
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