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The Sun play dumb over Rebekah Brooks’ Wapping £7m pay-off

A senior Sun editorial source has feigned that the paper’s staff were not aware that former editor Rebekah Brooks was given a whopping £7 million following her resignation from News International — while simultaneously pouring scorn on the BBC for George Entwistle’s payoff.

Brooks’ £7m golden goodbye towers over Entwistle’s £450k. But despite this, The Sun have published no less than 19 scathing articles attacking the BBC, claiming it to be a waste of money. News of Brooks’ payoff merited zero Sun column inches when it broke last month.

Entwistle was entitled to 6 months pay, but he received 12 months, the sum for being fired. The chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, described Entwistle’s payoff as “justifiable” on the grounds that had he not jumped, he may have been pushed.

As far as Scrapbook is aware, Entwistle hasn’t been arrested or charged either — unlike Brooks.

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