Sunday, July 17, 2011

Secret Sound Recording Rebekah Brooks speaking to News of the World staff July 8, 2011

Rebekah Brooks tells around 200 journalists, all of whom have been told that they will lose their jobs, that the paper's brand had become "toxic" and there was no way it could recover from the damage of the phone hacking scandal.

An unknown staff member confronts the News International chief executive in front of colleagues, demanding to know why staff would want to continue to work for News International, saying she had "toxified" the brand. Staff at the Wapping office said they were being "hung out to dry" after security guards appeared on the doors of the newsroom and their internet access was blocked.