Phone Hacking Trial: Clive Goodman: I exaggerated the importance of my stories – Martin Hickman

Exaggeration can be a journalist’s foible.

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Clive GoodmanDay 73, Part 2:   At the phone hacking trial today Clive Goodman admitted exaggerating the importance of his stories, but denied being “over-dramatic” or “florid” in his dealings with the News of the World executives.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks: I didn’t inquire into phone hacking while CEO of News International – Martin Hickman

Further admissions that Rebekah Brooks took no action on phone hacking stories -except to agree a £1m deal with Max Clifford to protect the group’s reputation over his hacking claims.

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News International building in Wapping Day 63, Part 2:  Rebekah Brooks did not inquire into the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World while chief executive of News International despite fresh evidence suggesting the practice was widespread, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks knew ‘rogue reporter’ hacking defence was shaky, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

So Rebekah Brooks did know 18 months before it became public that Clive Goodman was no rogue reporter and was prepared to offer a deal to Max Clifford to save News International’s reputation.

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Rebekah Brooks at the Old Bailey in March Day 61, Part 1:  News International’s chief executive Rebekah Brooks knew that the company’s lone “rogue reporter” defence against phone hacking was “shaky” a year and a half before it changed its public position, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks agreed £200,000 deal with Max Clifford to settle hacking lawsuit – Martin Hickman

An amazing insight into insider wheeler dealing when you are facing a legal suit from a very powerful figure

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Max CliffordDay 52, Part 2:  Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group considered dispatching one of his favourite executives with a bundle of cash to settle a lawsuit for phone hacking, the Old Bailey heard today.

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