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Will Rebekah Brooks Apply The Same Standards She Demanded Of Sharon Shoesmith To Herself?

by | 5th, July 2011

THE matter of Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International’s UK ops, and what as editor of  The News of the World in 2002 she may or may not, or ought to, have known about the  Milly Dowler phone hacking outrage , bears an uncanny resemblance to the matter of former Haringey boss Sharon Shoesmith and what she knew or ought to have known about Baby P.

Brooks, nee Wade as editor of  The Sun in 2007, was merciless in her persecution of Shoesmith, holding her to account because she was a highly paid executive presiding over a tax-funded, dysfunctional children’s service. Personal knowledge was an irrelevance. In a fateful twist that involves a child-victim, Brooks now finds herself in a not dissimilar situation, trying to save herself by making a virtue of her ignorance when she presided over what was plainly a dysfunctional newspaper.

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