Things keep on wriggling from under the upturned News Corp rock. Obtaining people’s financial and property details by deception according to the reports.
The journos would ring up building societies and others pretending to be someone else so they could wheedle the information out of an unsuspecting employee. In the trade they call it “blagging“.
Funny that. If M J M’aada Jeda, a lawyer from Nigeria, tries the same thing in an email, it’s called “fraud“. And if a crook does it in the UK, it’s “identity theft“.
The media is always quick to point the finger at organisations that use euphemisms to hide sinister intent. Isn’t calling it “blagging” the same thing?
Are we meant to think that it’s just them being clever? Jack the Lad Journo having a bit of a lark?
Those journos, eh? What jokers. So why is nobody laughing?