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July 26 2011

05:55

News of the World: final hours - Paul McNamara, former defense editor

New York Times :: News of the World hacked the phones of a murdered teenager, the victims of the 7/7 London bombings and possibly soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I was on a 410-foot-long British Navy warship that was firing missiles into Libya, covering the war for News of the World. I called my boss. “It couldn’t be much worse, son,” he said. “Get home." - I went back.

[Paul McNamara:] News of the World has become an international punch line — but I grew up with it ...

Paul McNamara was formerly the defense editor of News of the World.

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