Former News of the World Journalist Admits He Invented Drugs Stories

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BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 18: In this photo illustration the apology put out by News International and signed by Rupert Murdoch in some of today's national newspapers is displayed next to copies of the former News Of The World newspaper on July 18, 2011. The phone hacking scandal surrounding News International has escalated with the resignation of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, the resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates and the arrest of former News of the World Editor Rebekah Brooks. (Photo by Mathew Growcoot/Newsteam)

I can’t say it’s a surprise, but it’s still not something I thought I’d hear admitted so freely. This is what happened at the relatively liberal News of the World, so one wonders what happens at other media outlets which are known for having a conservative snarl in their words.

I can’t stand those who are fortunate enough to have a wonderful platform upon which to educate and inform the masses, yet choose to spin them lies just to further their own career. Is that really why they got into journalism in the first place? Politicians have the same question to answer. What a shame that between them these groups control most of what we see and can do.

See the full video here.

From BBC News:

The day after Rebekah Brooks gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry a former employee has described a culture of fear at the News of the World in which reporters routinely fabricated stories while she was deputy editor.

Former investigative reporter Graham Johnson also claims other senior staff gave junior reporters the numbers of private investigators who went on to illegally obtain private documents.

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