Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Advertisers Give News of the World Cold Shoulder

News of the World is now a target for activism as it is revealed they hacked into the voicemail of murdered 13-year-old Millie Dowler.
  Taking time to drag themselves away from covering boring celebs Jordan and Cheryl, ghoulish 'reporters', then deleted some messages in the six months it took until her body was found so that they could record frantic family messages.  This in turn raised false hopes that Millie was still alive - Dow Jones link.  The family's lawyer described the act as 'heinous and despicable'.
  Other reprehensible acts include hacking into the families of the 7/7 bombing and Ian Huntley's Soham child sex killings.
Red top drivel
  In response to this lowest form of reporting, activists have started tweeting the names of the paper's advertisers, some of whom have cancelled advertising with Britain's filthiest red-top rag.
  Companies who have pulled the plug include Ford Motor Company, Lloyds banking, Coca-Cola, Bodyshop, Virgin Holidays, Co-op.
 Considering their position are Orange, Cadburys, Dixons, T-Mobile, Vauxhall, Vodaphone, Procter and Gamble, Sainsburys, First Choice, mortgage-lender Halifax and energy provider Npower, and others are coming under strong pressure from activists using Twitter - link.
  Here's some of the businesses that are still working with this filthy gang as of 5 July, 2011 (as and when they change position I'll update accordingly.  Tweeters and bloggers, be aware things are devloping fast)... 
  Gigsandtours, Boots, Morrisons, WH Smith, Weightwatchers, Carpet Right, EasyJet, Butlins, Renault UK, Firstchoiceuk, Brand Alley UK, Comet, Tesco, Xtra-Vision, Bulmers Cider.
  If you would like to leave a message to News of the World scum-hacks, please telephone newsdesk on: 0207 782 1001
  Current editor: Colin Myler.
  News text service: 63300.
  Editor at the time: Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade), now chief executive of News International and personal friend of David Cameron.
  'It’s wrong for newspapers to breach people’s privacy with no justification.  That is why Andy Coulson resigned as Editor of the News of the World 2½ years ago.  Of course I knew about that resignation before offering him the job. But I believe in giving people a second chance,' standing shoulder to shoulder with shit: David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson, who stepped into Wade's shoes a year later.  He was sacked by Cameron over phone-tapping, leading one to surmise that Wade was up to her neck in it. 
  News International, parent organisation of the News of the World: website.
  Conflict - Media.

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