As Guardian business blogger Lisa O’Carroll and Sky News reported earlier this afternoon, staffers at the soon-to-fold New of the World recorded News Corp executive and former NOTW editor Rebekah Brooks‘ recent address, with rather revealing results.
Most noteworthy, other than the extreme and practically palpable anger and frustration expressed by the beleaguered paper’s staff during the talk, is Brooks’ claim that she has “visibility” on revelations to come and her assurances that “in a year,” staffers will understand the company’s decision to shutter the paper.
Much of the tension at the paper’s offices stems from the fact that many among its current staff simply have nothing to do with NOTW‘s messy phone hacking scandal, given that it took place before their time at the paper. And, yet, they’ve found themselves without employment while Brooks, who was at the paper’s helm in the midst of the scandal, stays put as Rupert Murdoch‘s chief UK executive.
Brooks told those gathered that she would do what she could to find them other jobs within News International and News Corp. She also shared that she feels “betrayed” by the hacking and those involved, reiterating her previous claims that she was unaware of the practice.
Have a listen to the recording:
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