Everyone involved in the News of the World phone hacking story seems to have one thing in common: denial. The London Metropolitan Police have arrested former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as well as an unnamed editor, but they refuse to discuss the details. Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters in an emergency press conference that News Corp. chiefs Rupert and James Murdoch should have accepted CEO Rebekah Brooks's resignation and announced dual probes into the failure of the original police investigation and the state of the British press. Questioned about his own involvement with Coulson, his former director of communications, Cameron denies foul-play. Rebekah Brooks, meanwhile, says, "It's inconceivable I knew of Milly Dowler phone hacking" and plans to address to her staff on Friday. Meanwhile, police are reportedly searching the offices of the Daily Star Sunday. All the developments mean that the denials are stacking up quickly.
Andy Coulson was arrested midday Friday following further allegations of involvement in phone hacking. Police searched Coulson's house following the arrest and will face questioning over allegations of £100,000 bribes Metropolitan Police officers as well as phone hacking. Coulson resigned as editor of News of the World in 2007, when he became director of communications for the Conservative Party, a job from which he resigned earlier this year, when the phone hacking scandal started to heat up. "I never condoned the use of phone-hacking nor do I have any recollection where incidences of when phone hacking took place," Coulson said in 2009. He's so far been silent about his arrest.