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So it was that a whole generation of English men and women were told that they should lose the welfare state and the trade unions and the protective laws for which their ancestors had fought and the balance of power should be tipped backwards by a century and , because this would make them free and, in case they hesitated for a moment and questioned the idea that the wealthy elite would know and careabout their welfare than their own parents and grandparents, they were also offered a little cash Vote to return to laissez faire capitalism, and we will cut your taxes You may lose your society but you will gain a bigger TV A very great theft was organised on the simple basis that its victims had nothing to lose but a decent life. just closed Nick Davies Hack Attack It s the account of the ten year battle to finally bring to light the role of Rupert Murdoch s News International organisation in using illegal means to acquire information the way the organisation deliberately attacked individuals and their families if an individual dared to protest their behaviour how News International created a climate in which neither police, regulators nor politicians dared tackle their corruption because the consequences would be massive assaults and vilification by a news organisation that owned a vast percentage of news coverage online, on paper and on TV in the U.K and internationally It s about how that organisation explicitly and knowingly lied over the course of a decade to the police, to the regulator, to the courts, to all the democratically elected representatives of the British people.Here are a few numbers In the court trials that took place over the last few years, the representatives of our democracy, the Crown Prosecution Service, were able to muster 1.7 million, one full time solicitor and one administrative assistant to make the case News International spent 30 40 million aggressively defending its representatives and deployed an army of legal representatives and support staff Why does it matter It s an example of what happens when greater powers are invested in private corporations than in our public services The corporation is able to devastate any attempt to make them take responsibility for the harm they ve done to the public good The government that the people have elected to represent, as best as possible, their collective interests and to protect them from harm is no longer able to wield true power in the face of the buying power possessed by the corporations There is nothing defending the lives and well being of the public we are all at risk.It goes deeper News International is an organisation that recognises that governments are the only bodies able to exercise any control over their behaviour Therefore News International deliberately advocates the shrinking of governments, the reduction of their revenue, the weakening of their regulatory powers, the most stringent controls over their spending News International does so in order to ensure that it possesses a competitive advantage over the only organisation able to exercise any restraint upon their corruption It attacks tax levels, attacks public service in general, in order to reduce the expertise and skills available to the judiciary, to the police force, to the tax authorities, to all levels of our political establishment making it less likely wrong doing will be detected, prevented or punished.The hacking scandal was not a case of a few celebrities getting their fingers burned Of the hackers exposed after all those years, one had hacked a minimum of 5,500 people, another had hacked a further 1,600 Those people included the family and friends of a couple who s child was abducted It included the family and friends of a murdered school girl the newspaper s representatives went further and didn t hand over evidence that at the time they believed indicated where the girl was, they wanted to claim credit themselves and to sellpapers so didn t give it to the police News International went after the family and friends of two girls murdered in the town of Soham In other words, if you, your family, your parents, your children, your friends anyone you know gets caught up in a tragedy, all their conversations and information medical records, police records, bank records, employment records, diaries, etc and yours too would immediately have become something News International stole and used to make profit for their company.News International destroyed 210 million emails during the course of the investigations The leaders within the police service who led the early investigations were being wined and dined by, and were friends with, the people they were meant to investigate the police deliberately misled parliament, the public, the courts and the inquiries The Press Complaints Commission which was meant to ensure that newspapers respected the laws of this country saw its role as being to deflect criticism away from its richest benefactors and was too scared to speak out against them because it would mean News International the Sun, the Times, the News of the World, Sky News would send teams out to attack and slur them The governments, both Labour and Conservative, were too busy trying to ensure good coverage and to avoid attempts to undermine them with sleaze stories, critical coverage and attacks that they were unwilling to speak out and decided instead to give jobs to people who had broken the law, to attend their parties, call them friends, privilege their views News International was allowed to tell your government and my government what their policies should be Surely that s meant to be the right of the people At root, in amidst the sheer scale of it all, there s a simpler story of bullies and damaged people who gain satisfaction from the exercise of power over the little people it s a tale of people who grew up as we all did on the bible tales of doing unto others as you would have done unto yourself Then abandoned that in favour of personal profit over any moral consideration It s an amazing book Well written, lengthy but with so many moments of stunning revelation that you ll barely be able to close your mouth at times for sheer fury I found myself punching the air through sheer frustration as the suit wearing white collar criminals slipped through the net while setting themselves up as judge and jury over everyone else Amazing Nick Davies Hack Attack An amazing book and I d like to bow respectfully to the author for what sounds like a harrowing experience overthan a decade. [Free] ♅ Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with the World's Most Powerful Man ⚐ The Definitive Book On The Phone Hacking Scandal From The Journalist Who Broke The Biggest Story Of Corruption Since WatergateAt First, It Seemed Like A Small Story A Royal Correspondent For The News Of The World Was Caught Listening To The Voice Mail Messages Of Staff At Buckingham Palace He And A Private Investigator Went To Prison For Three Months But Nick Davies, A Journalist At The Guardian, Knew It Didn T Add Up A Source At The News Of The World Told Him That Not Only Was Hacking Routine, But Live Phone Calls Were Being Listened To Trojan E Mails Were Being Sent Bribes Were Paid To The Police Houses Were Broken Into Davies Spent The Next Four Years Uncovering The Truth, And In July , He Broke The First Big Story Rupert Murdoch S UK Company Had Secretly PaidMillion To Silence Three People Whose Lawyer Proved That The News Of The World Had Hacked Into Their Voice Mail Davies S Story Quoted Police Sources Admitting That There Had In Fact Been Thousands Of Victims No Other Newspaper Picked Up The Story, And News International Retaliated With All Of Their Resources Hack Attack Is Davies S Mesmerizing Account Of His Battle To Prove The Truth, Describing How Politicians Who Dared To Stand Up To Murdoch Were Punished By His Journalists How The Lawyers Who Sued Murdoch Were Spied On How Public Figures Who Went To Court Found Their Careers Threatened Hack Attack Is A Blow By Blow Account Of The Fall Of An International Media Empire, By The Lone Journalist Who Dared To Fight It First five star review of 2016.A riveting account of how one journalist from the Guardian dared to take on News Corp, one of the world s biggest media conglomerates and expose the wrongdoings of its British tabloid News of the World , later known as the phone hacking scandal.A brilliant work of investigative journalism that deserves to be read Highly recommended. A true and honest account of blackmail, intimidation, malice, invasion of privacy and toxic falsehood We know it s a nasty, selfish and crooked world at times, but when those who practise such malice, bullying and corruption have such a strangle hold on our police and our politicians we should become concernedvery concerned Guardian journalist, Nick Davies has written a gripping account of his David and Goliath struggle with Rupert Murdoch and the Fleet Street hacks Davies claims only a pyrrhic victory but he does for a short period of time strip the veneer from the corporate monster and expose the rot and power that threatens our democracy He s a brave man and this is an important account of corruption and abuse of power from a corporation that wields enormous influence, not only in Britain, but the USA and Australia and threatens the very principles on which our governments were established As a previous reviewer suggestmake certain you read the epilogue.Highly recommended. It s fair to say that reporting is a great deal easier than most reporters like to pretend People tell you things you do your best to check them out and then you tell a lot of other people what you ve found There are some hidden subtleties in there and a few simple skills, but generally speaking, there is nothing very clever about it is how Nick Davies describes his craft.It s important to note just how vitally important this book and other books like it are, especially in the current political landscape As Murdoch owns so much of the media, many of these books don t get the exposure or praise that they deserve and as a result many can miss out This sits alongside Dial M For Murdoch as a hugely significant source on what was going on in the UK mainstream media for far too long, and not just in the papers, but also in the corridors of power elsewhere.We cannot underestimate the patience, willpower and sheer strength of character it must have taken Nick Davies, Alan Rusbridger and many others to go through with this long term investigation, especially when most people were vehemently against them in the initial stages, many of the major news organisations were not only reticent to back them, but went out of their way to rubbish them, the likes of Boris Johnson and Stephen Glover who would later go onto change their tune Let s not forget The Guardian were taking on the largest news organisation in the country and the largest police force and the largest political party and, for good measure, the Press Complaints Commission To call them brave is a vast understatement, their persistence and determination and not to mention damn hard work, eventually lead to one of the most shocking scandals to surface in the UK in recent times Quite simply this is one of the most important pieces of journalism to emerge in the UK in the 21st Century.Davies really does uncover quite a disgusting world, crawling with serpents, reptiles and plenty of vermin He shows how a succession of governments and leaders has allowed Murdoch to grow from a relatively unknown Aussie outsider in the 60s to the political king maker he is in the UK today, as Davies illustrates, Since 1979, no British government has been elected without the support of Rupert Murdoch Reading some of the ways in which our senior politicians and even prime ministers have ran scared of Murdoch and his minions is depressing as it is shocking, we know what to expect from tabloids, but we at least expect a bitfrom our democratically elected figures On the evidence here we seem to have a succession of cowardly, privately educated stooges who do what they are told by Murdoch, no matter the real cost to the people they are supposed to represent It surely brings up some serious questions regarding the standard of our so called democracy in the UK These are the same people who sneeringly condescend to those who chose not to participate in the voting process and they wonder why so many people feel disenfranchised and apathetic to them and what they stand for Make no mistake about it, the conduct of most of the so called journalists, people playing at policemen and politicians here is largely vile and disgusting and almost nothing to do with genuine journalism, law enforcement or genuine democracy whatsoever The connections of various senior politicians, journalists, police and prime ministers is a deliberately murky scene of mutual back scratching, mutual interests and keeping themselves in power with no concerns or respect for trifling laws It s the sort of situation that makes a mockery of western democracy and the kind of thing that many think only happens in other countries Starting way back with the so called Iron Lady , we find that she certainly was for turning when Murdoch appeared In fact it would appear that she was positively spineless, supple and supine in the ways she was willing to move to accommodate Murdoch s increasing demands Her shameless bending and manipulation of the rules, ensured that Murdoch got what he wanted and his then rival, Robert Maxwell, was shot down Moving into the 21st Century, aside from Tony Blair being appointed godfather to one of Murdoch s kids, we find Andy Coulson moving from the editor of one of Murdoch s nationals to working closely with the prime minister of the UK The whole charade of democracy stinks and the evidence uncovered in Leveson clearly raises so many worrying issues around why Murdoch is still allowed to thrive to the extent he does in the UK today The world s greatest newspaper 1843 2011 was the declaration from the front page of the last ever NotW showing exactly how contrite, humble and honest they really were Unbelievable, unspeakable and despicable were Mitsubishi s thoughts as they pulled their advertising from the doomed paper Nothing appeared to be too low or morally or ethically unacceptable, as long as they could get to what they thought was their story These are people who went about their jobs with a bullying arrogance and entitlement, acting with total impunity This is only the stuff we know about, it makes you think what other stories and poison was hiding elsewhere, not least in the millions of emails they managed to delete before the police got to them You had a situation where tabloid journos, so drunk on power and importance they were even staking out the homes of police officers in a bid to dig dirt Clearly the vast majority of people at the London Met are like most other people in that they try to a decent job, but the problem was that a tiny minority at the senior level were making it very hard for the others to do this It s important to understand how the London Met s inaction made so much of this possible Set aside for a moment the question of why the police acted as they did The immediate point is that by opting to say nothing, the effect was to enable the success of a dishonest conspiracy that was taking place outside Scotland Yard, at the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch s UK company Scotland Yard chose to sit on a mountain of evidence for over four years, denying, deceiving and deliberately misleading many, many victims and investigators as to how much information they really had concerning the victims of phone tapping Senior members of the Yard were also being regularly wined and dined by senior members of News International whilst the so called investigation was going on His description of officers descending on the offices of News International offices is the stuff of Keystone cops, As four officers started to collect paperwork from Goodman s desk, they were confronted by executives who argued that they had no right to search a journalist s property, which has some special protections in law The officers hesitated Somebody called in a couple of photographers who started taking pictures The inspector in charge reported that he feared they would be attacked Outside the building,officers were barred from getting through the front door Three News International lawyers turned up, took the four officers into a conference room and persuaded them to stop searching The managing editor, Stuart Kuttner, joined the lawyers and physically blocked them The raid was abandoned Later on Scotland Yard sneakily closed down their operation without telling anyone or even completing the investigation.Never under estimate the ego and greed of those in power and never forget of their potential for outright incompetence The lengths Cameron went for Murdoch, possibly arranged over the many meals they shared together He took away 28.2% of Ofcom s budget for 4 years and then froze the BBC license fee for 6 years too, all which was of great help to Murdoch s empire Then of course there s are the many texts from Rebekah Brooks to David Cameron, the following one was sent before giving a significant speech read, I am so rooting for you, not just as a personal friend but because professionally we are in this together Speech of your life Yes he Cam When things really started to go against Brooks and News International, none other than Tony Blair came slithering in the shadows hissing to help her in any way he could, in spite of it directly going against his own party s interests, but just like Cameron and all good politicians, he has long since mastered the act of saying one thing to the public, and saying something entirely different when they think no one else can hear them.The conclusions and results of the Leveson enquiry were immensely disappointing and not particularly effective The fact that Murdoch and his many minions are still allowed to work in the UK and continue to do what they do speaks volumes about the British establishment and the ruling elite and what it really stands for Toward the end Davies quotes the economist Joseph Stiglitz, Those at the top have learned how to suck money from the rest in ways that the rest are hardly aware of That is their true innovation He closes by saying, For a while, we snatched a handful of power away from one man We did nothing to change the power of the elite. A true and honest account of blackmail, intimidation, malice, invasion of privacy and toxic falsehood We know it s a nasty, selfish and crooked world at times, but when those who practise such malice, bullying and corruption have such a strangle hold on our police and our politicians we should become concernedvery concerned Guardian journalist, Nick Davies has written a gripping account of his David and Goliath struggle with Rupert Murdoch and the Fleet Street hacks Davies claims only a pyrrhic victory but he does for a short period of time strip the veneer from the corporate monster and expose the rot and power that threatens our democracy He s a brave man and this is an important account of corruption and abuse of power from a corporation that wields enormous influence, not only in Britain, but the USA and Australia and threatens the very principles on which our governments were established Highly recommended. Davies narrative jumped around a lot and, while interesting at first, got rather tedious after a while It was sad to see the dishonesty among news organizations and the financially powerful I suppose I shouldn t have been surprised, and I guess I wasn t entirely , but it was still sad.It didn t take too long to note that the political right were the bad guys and the political left the good guys I thought it interesting that when someone s illegal and or immoral actions were exposed by Murdock s papers, it was terrible that his her life was ruined, but when investigations by Davies or his allies were published and ruined someone s life it was just that wrongdoer getting what he she deserved. Don t miss the epilogue of this book For those of us who followed the phone hacking scandal from the beginning, this was a great overview and a blow by blow rapid fire account of how it started, developed into the biggest scandal in British journalism, and how it ended It is also a fascinating study in determination on the part of the author, who broke the story originally and who followed it through despite having a full case load of other stories to write Nick Davies is the writer who brought us Flat Earth News and Dark Heart read them if you haven t and deserves every award going for his Olympic level persistence in seeing this battle through As he mentions in the epilogue, the war s not over His reflections on what it all means was truly fascinating and a fitting end to this marathon of brilliant investigative journalism.And don t miss the epilogue Have I said that already This is a book about power.Some investigative journalism is involved, but as Davies points out early in piece, his inquiries were not a Watergate style mystery chase Clear evidence indicating that sustained phone hacking had taken place at the News of the World and other publications was there in the public record, following it up wasn t a matter of hunting down unlisted numbers and working dead drops with mystery sources but one of forcing the Metropolitan Police to release the mountain of incriminating evidence they had seized and withheld from victims and the public at large.While investigative reporting got the ball rolling, the crucial tool was the court system Much of this book is the story of Davies efforts to inform, recruit and collaborate with other journalists, lawyers and hacking victims to pursue News Limited in court, in the process forcing Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service to reveal the hard evidence needed to break down the official fiction that hacking had been limited to a rogue reporter This effort was crucial, for while it was clear to Davies that the collapse of the rogue reporter defence was a matter of time, the breakthrough that momentarily severed the political class s deference to Murdoch the Milly Dowler revelations came just in time to scupper News Limited s bid for the remaining stake in BSkyB, and with it complete dominance of UK satellite television and untold riches view spoiler Interestingly, this campaign was substantially assisted by Max Moseley, the former F1 boss, a hacking victim, and, crucially, an old man with nothing to lose and large trust fund to pour into the litigation efforts of those who had suffered similarly at News Limited s hands hide spoiler