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.
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.” . . .