Operation Weeting: Murdoch’s Times focuses on Tina Weever but ignores Rebekah Brooks
TINA Weaver, 47, is the former Sunday Mirror editor arrested at her London home in the early hours as part of Operation Weeting, the police’s investigation into phone hacking. Weaver is a member of the Press Complaints Commission. Weaver is pregnant.
The police spokesman says:
“Detectives have identified and are investigating a suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails at Mirror Group Newspapers. This conspiracy is being treated as a separate conspiracy to the two being investigated at the now defunct News of the World. It is believed it mainly concerned the Sunday Mirror and at this stage the primary focus is on the years 2003 and 2004.”
Those words and Weaver’s arrest are front-page news in the Times, sister paper to the now dead News of the World.
Odd, then, that back in March 2012, when former News of the World editor and News International executive Rebekah Brooks was arrested in the same investigation, the Times chose to lead with the pressing news that Michelle Obama and Sam Cameron are great pals.
PS – oddly enough, Brooks is also pregnant.