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LAWYER SAYS MURDOCH TOLD “A SHAMEFUL LIE”

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that Rupert Murdoch’s reference on Thursday to a lawyer at the now defunct News of the World taking charge of a cover-up of the newspaper’s telephone hacking “can only refer to me,” Tom Crone has denounced the allegation as “a shameful lie.” Crone also came to the defense of the newspaper’s former editor, Colin […]

INVESTOR STORM BUILDS AROUND MURDOCH

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A day of testimony about the telephone hacking scandal by James Murdoch and two days by his father, Rupert Murdoch, in which they acknowledged that they allowed subordinates to dupe them about the extent of the matter have riled News Corp shareholders. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Friday) that they are particularly concerned about how […]

TODAY RECLAIMS MORNING TITLE

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That morning ratings race between NBC’s Today show and ABC’s Good Morning America is taking on all the trappings of a mano-a-mano Yankees-Red Sox battle (the current season excepted). A week after GMA beat Today by a razor thin margin — its first weekly win in 16 years — Today roared back last week to […]

ANOTHER NBC EMPLOYEE FIRED OVER EDITED ZIMMERMAN TAPE

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Another NBC employee has been fired for editing the George Zimmerman 911 tape to give the impression, intentionally or not, that Zimmerman had targeted Florida teenager Trayvon Martin because he was black. According to the Miami Herald, Jeff Burnside, a 13-year veteran of the local NBC Miami station was let go and two other employees […]

FOUR MOVIES TO MAKE MILD DEBUTS

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The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, is expected to debut on top of a soft weekend at the box office. Pundits are predicting it will earn $15-20 million — not much, but a lot more than three other newcomers are likely to earn, according to the experts. The Raven, a horror film […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT

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In 2012 a movie with a title like The Five-Year Engagement hardly seems as provocative as one with a title like The 40-Year-Old Virgin but, despite the innocuous title, the movie is picking up some decent reviews, and even those that aren’t overwhelmingly positive aren’t exactly caustic. “Perhaps the tale of a couple who love […]

TRIBECA WINNER DEFECTS

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Two films about children whose lives have been impacted by political upheaval have won top awards at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. War Witch, which tells of the plight of a 12-year-old girl abducted by rebels in her sub-Saharan country, won the jury prize for best narrative feature, while its young star, Rachel Mwanza won […]

MURDOCH BLAMES HIMSELF FOR NEWS CORP SCANDAL

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has conceded that a cover-up took place at News International over the voicemail hacking by reporters for News of the World and that it was engineered by “one or two very strong characters.” He declined to name them “because for all I know they may be arrested yet.” After the cover-up was exposed […]

NEW SHOW SETS RECORD FOR LOWEST RATINGS IN HISTORY

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The CW on Tuesday set a new television record with the first episode of The L.A. Complex. According to Entertainment Weekly, the midseason series debuted with just 646,000 viewers, making it the lowest-rated in-season broadcast drama debut ever. Despite the title, the series is actually a Canadian production, and it received some decent reviews. EW‘s […]

FOX MOLE STRIKES AGAIN (BUT LANDS NO SOLID PUNCHES)

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the same day that Gawker.com’s Fox News mole, Joe Muto, was raided by agents of the New York district attorney, who seized his computer and iPhone, Gawker published a new article by Muto, which, like the previous ones, revealed nothing especially salacious or even inappropriate about the operation of the conservative news channel. (It […]

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