Thursday 28 March 2013

Is anyone from The Sun in prison yet, asks everyone


As two police officers were jailed for selling information to The Sun, everyone has asked if anyone at all from that newspaper is in jail yet.

Former officer Alan Tierney was sentence to 10 months in a move the public has described as ‘fair enough, but you had better lock someone up from The Sun pretty bloody soon’.

45-year-old Simon Williams told us, “What this former officer did was awful, but it’s not quite as awful as bribing someone for information, or hacking their phone to get it.”

“We can only hope that this is a sign of things to come.  If selling a bit of private information on two famous people gets you 10 months, then the systematic hacking of hundreds of people including a murdered child to get private information must be life in prison, right?”

“I’m very much looking forward to that sentencing hearing.”

The Sun

Experts have warned that the sentencing has set an absolutely delightful precedent for crimes involving private information and newspapers, explaining that the smile hasn’t left their faces since they heard the news.

As one explained, “It’s just delicious isn’t it.  I’m guessing The Sun is going behind a paywall in advance of all these legal fees they’ll be incurring in very near future.”

However Sun reader Gareth Matthews told us, “It worries me that people from The Sun will go to prison, as who else could possibly be qualified to take photos of female breasts and make up stories about people who are apparently famous for very little indeed?”

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