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Date: 04/07/11

Hacked Off

If there is any truth, any truth at all in this:

Missing Milly Dowler's voicemail was hacked by News of the World

then those responsible - the 'journalists' who did it and the editors and proprietors who either sanctioned it or turned a blind eye to it - must be put on trial and, if convicted, sentenced to substantial terms of imprisonment (there are people serving prison sentences for things far less rebarbative than this).

At the very least, all those involved should be debarred from ever working in the media again, and be forced to undertake tasks which are far more morally elevated than what they've been doing; like rounding up cats for vivisectionists.

As this stench all emanates from the media corporation to which successive governments and others have grovelled over the last thirty years, however, and as the police have had to have a gun held to their heads to get them to investigate any part of the whole affair properly, I can't say that I'm optimistic.