A new blog with frequent updates, with the latest at the top, à la my long-running WikiLeaks News & Views blog. My Nation associate Kevin Donohoe is helping out mightily with links, as is Barbara Bedway. Speaking of scandal, my new book Atomic Cover-Up just out , in print and as e-book.
UPDATE: Tuesday edition of this blog.
5:40 Lulz Security (ironically) hacks UK site for Murdoch paper , puts up fake story of Murdoch dying from a drug overdose. "Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning. ”We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked," one officer states. ‘From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden’."
4:45 Police examine bag with computer & papers found in bin near Rebekah Brooks’s home. Husband tried to retrieve — claims it’s his but could not prove it. Was turned over to cops. Fun!
3:40 New from NYT: : News Corp execs tried for years to shift blame on hacking. Recent leaks aimed at Coulson, Met. Much more.
3:00 Nick Davies on Sean Hoare, who first blew the whistle on hacking and now found dead (see below): a "lovely man" who "found himself up to his elbows in drugs and delirium"
1:15 NOTW guy who first blew whistle on hacking found dead. Police says "unexplained" but perhaps not "suspicious." "Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned. Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home."