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Nobody Here But Us Chickens: Murdoch Whistle Blower Found Dead

COMMENT: A Mur­doch whis­tle blow­er, cen­tral to help­ing to expose the phone hack­ing scan­dal, has been found dead in his apart­ment.

In what seems to be almost oblig­a­tory down­play­ing of the sig­nif­i­cance of this event, the author­i­ties are already spin­ning this death as “not sus­pi­cious.”

Remem­ber that this case goes to the high­est lev­els of the British gov­ern­ment, and to Scot­land Yard, as well as to the Mur­doch empire.

The [now resigned] head of Scot­land Yard was also in charge of coun­tert­er­ror­ism for some time.

Note that Sean Hoare expressed fear for his life, before he was found dead, in cir­cum­stances that the author­i­ties imme­di­ate­ly labeled “not sus­pi­cious.”

And, of course, the media–chickens all–have gone along with this dance, as usu­al.

Recall, also, that, in addi­tion to his pro­found rela­tion­ship with the GOP and far right in this coun­try and the Unit­ed King­dom, Mur­doch’s sec­ond largest stock­hold­er is Prince Alwaleed, close­ly affil­i­at­ed with the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

“Police Say ‘No One Else Involved’ in Death of Phone-Hack­ing Whistle­blow­er Who ‘Feared Some­one Was Out to Get Him’ ” by Sam Green­hill, Tom Kel­ly and James Chap­man; Dai­ly Mail; 7/20/2011. [1]

EXCERPT: The man who launched the entire phone hack­ing scan­dal had become a para­noid recluse who believed some­one was out to get him, a friend has revealed.

Sean Hoare, who was found dead at his flat in Wat­ford, Hert­ford­shire, had spent much of the last weeks of his life ‘hid­ing’ in his flat with the cur­tains drawn.

A post mortem exam­i­na­tion revealed that there was no third par­ty involve­ment in the death. Offi­cers are not treat­ing the death as sus­pi­cious although it will be sev­er­al weeks before they have full tox­i­col­o­gy results.

A friend and neigh­bour claimed Mr Hoare, 47, had become increas­ing­ly reclu­sive and para­noid in recent weeks.

‘He would talk about some­one from the Gov­ern­ment com­ing to get him,’ he said.

‘He’d say to me, “If any­one comes by, don’t say I’m in.” . . .