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Did The Sun pay bribes to get famous picture of Saddam in his pants? - Press - Media - The Independent

Wearing a pair of white Y-fronts, Saddam Hussein was splashed across The Sun  and the New York Post in 2005, a global scoop by Rupert Murdoch's voracious news empire.

At the time the US President, George W Bush, announced an inquiry into how the papers had acquired the image of the "Beast of Baghdad" while he was in the custody of US troops in Iraq.

Now the picture is again a matter of controversy, following a claim that Mr Murdoch's holding company, News Corporation, obtained it by bribing a member of the US military. The American news website The Daily Beast asked: "Did News Corp illegally purchase Saddam Hussein picture from US officials?" It reported: "Sources close to the story have told The Daily Beast that the payment was significantly greater [than £500] and was made to a US official on American soil."



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 19th, 2012 at 02:46:19 PM EST
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