Thursday, December 1, 2011

Eavesdropping on voicemails: "perfectly acceptable tool"

UK - A former News of the World journalist made a rare, robust defense of phone hacking, telling Britain's media ethics inquiry that eavesdropping on voicemails was a "perfectly acceptable tool" to help journalists uncover stories.

Paul McMullan said Tuesday that hacking was common at the now-defunct tabloid, describing how journalists traded the phone details of celebrities. (more) (video)

P.S. McMullan now runs a pub in the English port of Dover.