Is whistleblowing good for the health?

#1
A former News of the World journalist who made phone-hacking allegations against the paper has been found dead.

Sean Hoare had told the New York Times the practice was far more extensive than the paper acknowledged when police first investigated hacking claims.
Hertfordshire Police said the body of a man was found at a property in Langley Road, Watford, on Monday morning.
A police spokesman said the death was currently being treated as unexplained, but was not thought to be suspicious.
BBC News - NoW phone-hacking whistle-blower Sean Hoare found dead
 
#3
I'll sign out a few million tin foil hats on a 1033.
 
#5
Almost a little walk in the woods, methinks.
 
#12
Apparently he was about to expose that the case for mass destruction of the British coalfields was false. Murdoch, Maggie's secret number two, was denying this as recently as 2010 when he delivered the Margaret Thatcher lecture. He gave away no hint that the mass giveaway of council housing had a secret agenda for boosting circulation of the Sun guised as a vision of creating a property owning democracy.

Genius in a way as we were already a property owning democracy because so much of the housing was public owned till Maggie gave it away to the idle prospective Sun market share.

Nowadays the success of Murdochia can readily be seen. Who else could have persuaded the retired armed forces community to heroine worship a woman who went to war knowing the torpedos don't work, the dockyards had just been cut back but would be needed after all, the firefighting systems were unreliable, the auxiliary power systems were unreliable, the ships could not detect incoming exocets.

Thank goodness Yates of the Yard thinks his integrity is intact. We wouldn't want the cash for peerages and De Menezes inquiries to be re-opened would we ?

But for those of you not inclined to conspiracy theory you could check out the legal blog "Jacko Kent" and go back a few months ?

We are watching the puppets collapse on stage in full view of the audience after the puppeteers cut the strings and left the building. As Armstrong would say "What's really going on". The last media puppet went for a swim in the Med I seem to recall.
 
#13
Prevent what happening? I think it's already against the law to kill people, if you're implying that he may have been done to death.
Exactly!

It's inconceivable how a megalomaniac billionaire could get away with such a crime. Oh? err - Hang on!
 

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#14
if you want to read about the dangers of whistleblowing, get the current issue of Private Eye - there's a special section in it on NHS whistleblowers, and the lengths (and public money) that the Health Authorities / Hospital Managers went (and are still going to) to silence or punish them.

Oh, and BounceBanana wins this week's prize for the daftest post, and it's only Tuesday.
 
#15
Is crying "Conspiracy Theory!" the replacement for the old chant of "Racist!"?

Incidentally I subscribe to the Joan Rivers approach for dealing with any such comments and my favourite fairytale is still "The Emperor's New Clothes".

B
 
#16
I am not a policeman, but I am a little confused as to how the police can say "his death is unexplained, but not suspicious". I would like to ask any serving coppers - if I pass away and nobody knows how I died, I would really appreciate one of you being suspicious about it. Thanks
 
#17
I am not a policeman, but I am a little confused as to how the police can say "his death is unexplained, but not suspicious". I would like to ask any serving coppers - if I pass away and nobody knows how I died, I would really appreciate one of you being suspicious about it. Thanks
Easy - the man had problems with drink and drugs. He may have died as a result of misusing either, or both, but nobody can say precisely which.
 
#18
Yes, but someone else had a problem with a knife and Co-proxamol. He may have died as a result of misusing either, or both, but nobody can say precisely which.

Both made the mistake of talkng to a BBC journalist.
 
#19
Easy - the man had problems with drink and drugs. He may have died as a result of misusing either, or both, but nobody can say precisely which.
Problems with drink and drugs sounds not so different from any journalist I've ever known. And as for nobody being able to tell, I thought that was the function of the pathologist. Unless the police are gifted with precognition, they might want to wait for the results of the post-mortem examination before they start announcing a lack of foul play.

Not just in this case, but in any case. A simple 'investigations are continuing' is quite sufficient by way of a public announcement.
 

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