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Murdoch’s World by David Folkenflik

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16

“MOST HUMBLE DAY”

THAT SWAGGER DIDN’T LAST FOR long.

Police arrested Rebekah Brooks on July 17, a Sunday, and questioned her on suspicion of involvement in illegally intercepting electronic communications (the hacking into mobile phone voice mails) and corruption (illegally paying police and public officials). She had planned to submit to an arrest two days later, on Tuesday. By this point, however, police had dispensed with all manner of courtesies.

On July 19, the day the Murdochs were to testify, the morning papers were stuffed with reports of a confrontation between Charlie Brooks and security guards at a parking lot near their luxury apartment ...

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