Duncan Williams, News of the World, Phone Hacking, National Scandal

Discussion in 'Media' started by Anonymous, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

    oh deary me................ those A-E steps must be done by now, Dunkin!

  2. The Wrong Guy Member

    I've recently posted a story about the tents in this thread:

    Here it is:

    Debunking the OccupyLondon "empty tents" story

    Writing in the Guardian, Patrick Kingsley debunks the attempts to smear Occupy London protesters as "part-timers." Local councillor Matthew Richardson has been widely quoted in the press saying that the police's thermal imaging showed 90 percent of the Occupy tents are empty overnight -- but when Kingsley tried to verify the statistic, he discovered that it was unverifiable. The police denied having originated the number, and the Councillor then changed his story, saying the statistic didn't come from "official sources." The Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, is using flaky thermal cameras trained on the tents before the protesters' normal bedtime to "prove" that it's all a Potemkin village.

    Kingsley, meanwhile, stayed out overnight, spoke to organizers, and suggests that "more than three quarters" of the tents are full at any time. Organizers have a well-managed system that assigns vacant tents (whose owners are taking a day or two off to catch up on family and work) to protesters who "occupy" them.

  3. Anonymous Member

    This interview is priceless. Farrell claims on her website to have "the gift of prophesy" yet fails to ask Duncan Williams anything at all about phone hacking, scientology or how exactly he made his "media investment fortune"...... Perhaps she might be enlightened?????

    Thursday, 29 September 2011

    Revival Radio : Lorna Farrell interviews Duncan Williams

    Lorna Farrell is an accomplished sports journalist and is now a presenter at REVIVAL RADIO. Here she asks publisher Duncan Williams about his Christian faith and his recent lobbying work within the media.

    Lately, Williams has been campaigning hard to restore ethics to tabloid journalism and has been instrumental in pushing the Weekly Sport towards genuine news commentary in preference to its associated former sensationalism and soft porn editorial.

    Williams explains how he has been a lifelong Christian and how he has much gratitude for the firm bedrock provided by his early church influences and background.


    Tell me about your background and how you first came to a Faith?

    DUNCAN WILLIAMS: I grew up in a positive and very loving church background. My paternal Welsh grandfather was a rural C of E vicar. He had a great, engaging speaking voice and communicated a strong message to both his family and our local community. (He also had a fine sense of humour and was able to retain the attention of even the most stubborn and wilfully drifting mind ... )

    LF: What impact does it have on your professional life - and has it
    always been like this?

    DW: Good news and a positive message can be beneficial, interesting and fun.

    LF: What are the aims of the venture you are involved in now?
    DW: To offer good news, truth, revelation and fun in a various accessible media formats ...

    LF: What kind of response have you had to this ethics driven approach?
    DW: Readers and advertisers seem in agreement that a new era of ethics is much needed in the UK press.

    LF: Is sport worth all the advertising/coverage/time it's given ,
    especially for Christians?

    DW: Sport can be a very positive way to feel part of a group. Loyalty through ups and downs, support when it is needed. Respect for team leaders. Praise and joy during times of victory. Yes, I think sport has very many positive parallels that Christian groups can benefit from.

    LF: What kind of response /support have you had from other Christians?
    DW: Christian and faith groups have been amazingly positive in relation to all my many media endeavours over the years. Most recently theMediaNet afforded me the opportunity to serve on their Steering Committee during their first year of launching. I met so many positive people of faith and God led conviction who work in the media. I cannot express just how valuable this has been to me and I hope theMediaNet goes on to grow and inspire other people for very many years to come!

    LF: What kind of response/support from NON CHRISTIAN , INDUSTRY

    DW: Sadly, the secular media industry has not always as treated me as positively. I suppose as a publishing company owner and shareholder, I have found rival media companies to be less and less inclined to offer their media outlets and communication channels to be fully supportive our titles' endeavours. The recession has made this more prevalent; obviously, good business sense dictates a need to ignore highlighting the virtues of a competitor's output or products ... This is unfortunate but, I guess, inevitable.

    LF: Is this shift in moral / ethical fibre apparent in other aspects of
    our culture?

    DW: We are living in an interesting period of huge change and major shifts. Spiritually, economically and politically we are evolving to embrace a new era and the media has a chance to relay these patterns.

    LF: How can people get involved or support you in your work?
    DW: Without spending a penny, maybe you can follow me on twitter or join one of my newspaper or magazine facebook pages..! Or more profile of our work and aims in your local news media.

    LF: Whats next? ...
    DW: To give more back; to continue to use proceeds from my many media business portfolios to fund social education, rehabilitation, lobbying and expand new training opportunities in communities throughout the UK.

    LF: What advice would you give to folks burdened to see change in areas
    that they might think are too "big" to tackle?

    DW: Get into like-minded groups, work together. Learn to communicate well and know each other well. Be clear on your group aims and purposes. Focus on minimising launch costs and maximising output. However big the obstacle , if your aims are worthwhile, you will eventually succeed in overcoming your barriers and burdens ...

    LF: How does God give you the guidance and encouragement you need to
    keep going?

    DW: I pray regularly and seek counsel from close friends. God steers, I row. As a result, I remain strong in the arm and get a canny sense of direction...


    2011 (c) Copyright, Revival Radio

    You can listen to Lorna Farrell at REVIVAL RADIO on;
  4. Anonymous Member

    I am no fan at all of trendy christian groups. It is no surprise to me to find Duncan Williams hiding out amongst the trees in the dense woodland of the evangelical christian sects currently flourishing in the world during this period of turmoil and doubt.

    Groups such as these, just like scientology, are all about CONTROL of their membership/congregations and nothing at all about enlightenment.

    Imagine the control you can exert over the gullible by saying that you have "the gift of prophesy".

    When the leading nazi's fled germany at the close of WW2 they reformed into splinter groups in far off countries and places and reinvented themselves in darker sects. Duncan's make-over from scientology propaganda peddler to Alpha group guru is, perhaps to a lesser extent, what I am reminded of taking place here. "life long christian" - my arse!

    Spiritual fascism is as much an enemy of 21st century mankind as nazism was to a previous generation.

    Give it no quarter!
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  6. Anonymous Member

    It couldn't be the same Duncan Williams? Or could it? Apologist for John Mappin, Scientology, Murdoch's recent Media Gestapo Plot and now possibly also the British Nazi Party?........

    Anti-Fascist Formula

    Letter by Duncan Williams, March 2004
    The BNP is an issue that the government (and certainly British socialism) ought to acknowledge.
    Why has this party achieved electoral success in the north? Because the Labour government has failed and ignored the voters� needs.
    If we look beyond the BNP at the causes that have created the current rise in its popularity, then we will be addressing the real problems. As a democratic country we ought not to be bleating about banning the BNP, which would be disastrous, but rather do our best to resolve some of the issues that have been highlighted through the ballot box.
    Seen as such, voting BNP is a cry for help.
    Duncan Williams
    Complete list for this issue
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  9. Anonymous Member

    Anyone see a pattern?..........
    Oh yes - Independent as a nazi jackboot!

    No wonder Duncan Williams hates and fears Anonymous protesters.

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  11. Anonymous Member


    Trinity of taboids crusading for good news!

    With a minimum of expenditure and a little imagination, the lobbying of tabloid newspapers - to embrace positive news and ethical editorial in favour of sensationalism and sleaze - has proven to be quite a success...


    Leading a red top revival : the News of the Word
    PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 25, 2011 - A trio of tabloid titles are now showing readers that positive change is possible. Turning on its head the tired old tabloid fare, THE SON*, WEEKLY SPORT*, and NEWS OF THE WORD* are each committed to lobbying for a new era of media accountability.

    For campaigner Duncan Williams it is honouring an informal pledge made at a London Alpha group discussion, where he agreed that the time was well overdue for a radical shake up of the red top industry. Fellow members of his West London prayer group, many of them longterm employees within the media themselves, also accepted that the British newspaper industry was facing an urgent moral crisis.

    Duncan explains; "Each of us believe that these red top titles might have a small part to play in reshaping our attitudes of what we expect our popular press to be in their future. We hope as many people as possible will read and become involved in their production and distribution..."

    Cloaked in their traditional tabloid form they actually carry a strong message that news can be positive, informative and fun!

    Other publishers, whether faith based or secular, are each encouraged to read and reprint the content of these tabloids and to join the campaign to help supply, so as to create a growing demand, for positive news.

    Duncan sums up his belief, in what others are now calling "his media mission", by pointing out; "Reporting that reflects society can also powerfully effect society - so there is much wisdom in keeping news ethical and focused upon the good."

    Please take a moment to have a look at these red top papers.

    We hope that you will enjoy reading them and then sharing them with your friends.





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    Independent News Ltd. - Established publisher of UK regional newspapers and magazines. Offering distribution and marketing opportunities in key locations throughout Great Britain.

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  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre Rails Against Press Regulation

    The press is in danger of being over-regulated according to the Daily Mail's editor Paul Dacre.

    Mr Dacre was addressing a seminar on media standards ahead of the Leveson inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.

    He also questioned why Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry had greater powers than the public inquiry into the Iraq war.

    Mr Dacre said the Press Complaints Commission, of which he is the current chair, had changed the "culture of Fleet Street" and its Editors' Code was strictly adhered to.
  15. Anonymous Member

    IoS exclusive:

    Exclusive: Cover-up at St Paul's

    Clerics suppress report on bankers' greed to save church embarrassment
    Brian Brady, Jane Merrick

    Sunday, 30 October 2011
    Getty Images
    Demonstrators in the Occupy London protests outside St Paul's Cathedral
  16. Anonymous Member

    IoS exclusive:

    The Independent on Sunday understands that the decision has upset a number of clergy, who hoped that the report would prove that the church was not detached from a financial crisis that had its heart yards from the cathedral itself. The decision will fuel the impression that the wider established church is attempting to stifle debate about the tent protest, as leading members of the Church of England, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, have failed to comment publicly about Occupy London.

    A spokesman for St Paul's Cathedral said: "It has been decided to delay publishing this report until further notice as it wouldn't get the proper debate it deserves in light of the present circumstances."

    The spokesman refused to comment what the report's findings were, but it is understood it raised profound concerns about the banking sector's willingness to accept responsibility for the financial crisis.

    Such a critical analysis, coming from the institute which is described as part of St Paul's Cathedral's "wider mission", would be seen as highly inflammatory at a time when the church is going to the High Court to attempt to remove 200 tents from its land.

    The report was the most ambitious in a series of assessments on the banking industry commissioned by the institute, which was set up to provide "an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times".

    Dr Fraser, who resigned on Thursday over St Paul's hardline position against the protesters, is the director of the institute. He was unavailable for comment. It is understood that the decision to delay publication was taken by the Cathedral Chapter, but it did not play a part in Dr Fraser's resignation.

    A spokesman for the Bishop of London said the diocese was not aware of the report, and there is no suggestion that anyone beyond St Paul's has been involved in delaying its publication. Yet the apparent cover-up is the latest damaging revelation in the saga which has dented the Church of England's PR image.

    At a time when few senior church people are willing to come off the fence about the St Paul's protest, there is a danger with the withholding of this report that the church will be seen to be actively suppressing the sort of debate that many of its critics favour.

    The St Paul's Institute survey was due to be published on 27 October to mark the 25th anniversary of the "Big Bang", when the financial markets were deregulated in 1986.

    The Rev Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, the Rector of Marlborough, who produced a series of reports on the financial industry during a sabbatical at the institute in the summer, said he had been asked to write a piece accompanying the launch of the survey results. He said last night: "I can see why they chose not to publish the report last week. It was going to get swallowed up by the other things that were happening. I watched it all with absolute dismay. The thing that really bothers me is when people say the church should be engaging in these issues, because that is precisely what the institute was set up to do. It has done an enormous amount of work."

    Mr Studdert-Kennedy, who refused to comment directly on the survey findings, said he had been "astonished" by the attitudes some City workers displayed towards the financial crisis. He said: "I did speak to many people about morality. I was amazed by how many banking crises there had been and how sanguine people were about them. A number of people said 'this is just what happens – it's the nature of banking, it's the nature of capitalism'.

    "It's one thing having a historical perspective, but I was astonished that people didn't try to learn a bit more. There is a recognition that there is something wrong, but a reluctance to admit that they are part of the problem. They can be good at criticism but not so good at self-reform. What we have got there is so much that is human nature, related to how they behave in groups." He conceded that the publicity surrounding the camp had been "awful".

    He added: "There may have been a very good reason to close the doors, but the way it was going to be seen by the outside world was terrible. It looks as if the church has come down on one side of the argument and the protesters on the other."

    Yesterday, pressure mounted on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and leading Church of England bishops to speak out about the continuing battle over the Occupy London camp. Dr Williams wrote what is understood to be a "supportive" letter to Dr Fraser when the latter resigned, but has refused to comment publicly.

    Besides the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, only two others, the suffragan bishops of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, and of Sherborne, Graham Kings, have commented on the continuing crisis.

    Over the past three days, The IoS asked 80 Anglican bishops to comment on the protest. Besides these three, 16 gave a direct no comment or insisted it was a matter for the London diocese; 18 were away or unavailable for comment, and the remainder failed to respond.

    Dr Wilson has accused St Paul's of a "hysterical over-reaction" to the protest.

    Dr Kings told the IoS that the "the PR could have been handled much better" over the saga, adding: "I do question stratospheric bonuses but I am not against capitalism itself."

    Additional reporting Chris Stevenson and Oliver Wiseman
  17. The Wrong Guy Member

  18. Anonymous Member

    I have it on trust from informant that OSA are set to infiltrate St Pauls Cathedral protests with their own staff members wearing Anonymous masks so as to stir up violence. Be warned. This is a reliable informant.
  19. Anonymous Member

    Let them. They will be arrested, detained, named and then exposed for the dumb clams they are.
  20. Anonymous Member

    All the pieces are in play then. The 5th of November. Keep an eye on those who seem to wear the mask but are not singing from the same hymn sheet.
    Don't say you were not tipped the wink............................................... ;-)

    V: Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.

  21. Anonymous Member

  22. xenubarb Member

    Some Dunker's twats:

    And this is just mystifying:
  23. Anonymous Member

    oh hi dunkers, i see you spotted the blogspot :D

    u mad ?
  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    SLANDER by hateful Anonymous!…
    31 Oct

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Masked hate group devils rejoice at the downfall of The Dean on Halloween. Get Anonymous protesters away from St. Paul's, beg faithful!!
    31 Oct

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    48hrs and counting! Fright mask protesters ordered to leave Cathedral grounds.
    31 Oct

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Shame on the protesters! Good people lost because of your selfish refusal to go when asked. Go after the bankers and leave the church alone!
    31 Oct

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Anonymous frontman Julian Assange rightfully to be extradited to Sweden. Justice for all and not just for some.
    4 hours ago

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Bankers breathe sigh of relief as protesters plan Guy Fawkes march on Houses of Parliament, Saturday, 5th of November.
    2 hours ago

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Rape case Assange, once again, bleats 'conspiracy theory' to avoid extradition.
    2 hours ago
  25. The Wrong Guy Member

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Tent rabble granted St Paul's pitch till 2012 - while sneaky bankers delighted that legal rule bans the canvas culties from Canary Wharf HQ.
    14 minutes ago

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    No publicity today for the tent camp. Happy clappy Christian 'woolies' left to dig in for winter longhaul, while Anonymous UK slink off...
    6 minutes ago
  26. xenubarb Member

    I am confused. PM me and explain pl0x.

    Blogspot appears as NN endorsing Dunkers.
    FB post purportedly from same disses NN.
  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Homeless man was heard asking Christian tent protester : 'While you're not using it, do you think I could go stay in your flat?..'
    7 seconds ago
  28. Anonymous Member

    Duncan Williams is a convicted arsonist and has mental health issues - do NOT allow him in the Occupy compounds.

  29. Anonymous Member

  30. The Wrong Guy Member

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Sopping wet and all washed out! Anonymous UK protesters seek refuge in Starbucks branch leaving Christian tent protesters to brave the rain.
    40 minutes ago

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Seasoned and committed protesters pledge to block mask wearing Anonymous UK cult from hijacking tomorrow's 5th of Nov' march to Parliament.
    1 minute ago
  31. Anonymous Member

    fightin' words there from Dunc.

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  32. Anonymous Member

    Isn't Duncan in the above video harassing indiependent scientologists?!
  33. The Wrong Guy Member

  34. Anonymous Member

    Where? I don't see him.
  35. xenubarb Member

  36. Anonymous Member

    poor old dunkers doesn't like his blogspot :p
  37. Anonymous Member

    My bad, I mistook Richard for Duncan- funny how these clams often end up not only spewing the same old LHR bullshit, but looking similar, too!
  38. The Wrong Guy Member

    From Twitter:

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    James Murdoch recalled to Common's Committee this week (10th Nov'). Will phone and email hacking scandal be put to rest at long last??
    41 minutes ago

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    Former cop was paid by Murdoch papers to snoop dirt on email and phone hack victims at start of THIS year.
    3 minutes ago
  39. The Wrong Guy Member

    independentmags Duncan Williams
    UK Church of Scientology promptly denies allegation that it was 'employing some of the same investigators' that were working for News Corp.
    1 minute ago

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