Pretty, flame-haired News International Chief Executive, Rebekah Brooks smiled for the paparazzi as she held a press conference to discuss the future (or not) of the News of the World newspaper.
Rebekah told reporters that all journalists (mostly junior journalists)involved in the phone hacking scandal and the bribery of Metropolitan Police Officers have been told to apologize to all people hurt by their stories and that they must atone for their actions.
A new 11-Step programme is being founded to help these pathetic excuses for human beings. It will be known as JA, Journalists Anonymous.
Established 12-step programmes do not wish to be associated with this shady group of individuals and so demanded that they have 11-steps and not the usual 12 so as to distance themselves somewhat from genuinely repenting, recovering addicts.
Rebeckah went on to assure the public that any money made from the sale of the newspaper would be given away to charity.
There appear to be two gapingly obvious problems with the above statement:
(1) Which company, or individual, in their right mind would BUY
the News of the World?
(2) Which charity, with any scruples, would accept the money IF the
paper does indeed sell?
Rebekah has told a close friend that she is truly embarrassed and figures the only journalistic job that will be available to her now will be writing for The Spoof.
Her friend warned her that Mark Lowton, the man himself, may not even want to touch her with a ten-foot barge pole after THIS scandal as he does value his reputation and that of his online Newspaper.