Whistleblower Silenced

The Guardian is reporting that Sean Hoare has been found dead. He was a journalist who revealed information about the phone hacking he was involved in at the News of the World.

Not only did Hoare confirm the extent of former NotW editor Andy Coulson’s knowledge of the hacking, but according to the Guardian,

Hoare returned to the spotlight last week, after he told the New York Times that reporters at the News of the World were able to use police technology to locate people using their mobile phone signals in exchange for payments to police officers.

As for his death, the police are saying that while it’s “unexplained” they don’t consider it to be “suspicious.”

Oh, they don’t, do they?

Apparently British police aren’t using the same definition of suspicious as the OED.

Unrelated: here’s another Mitchell and Webb sketch….

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