Thursday, September 19, 2019

FORMER BRITISH P.M. BLASTS NEWS CORP, MURDOCH

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the most damning denunciation of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to date following the recent telephone hacking revelations, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused the media conglomerate of engaging in “law-breaking on an industrial scale” and described News International, the umbrella group for Murdoch’s British news operations, as “a criminal media nexus” that “claimed […]

PARLIAMENT SUMMONS MURDOCH

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and Rebekah Brooks, head of News International, have received summonses to appear before Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport committee next Tuesday. While their appearances are not mandatory, several analysts suggested that their refusal to appear could only exacerbate their continuing embarrassment over the News of the World hacking scandal. Rupert […]

FORMER P.M. WANTED TO INVESTIGATE HACKING CHARGES

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister, had wanted to conduct a judicial inquiry into allegations of phone hacking by News of the World but was dissuaded from doing so by Gus O’Donnell, the cabinet secretary who warned that such an investigation would be politically too sensitive at the time of last year’s election, Britain’s […]

MURDOCH NEWS GROUP ADMITS PHONE HACKING

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. The admission reverses its previous stance that the […]

COWELL JUDGES U.K. LEADERS DEBATE

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As if they were contestants on American Idol, the three candidates who participated in Britain’s televised “Leaders Debates” had their performances appraised today (Wednesday) by Simon Cowell. Writing in the London Sun, Cowell had faint praise for Labor leader — and current prime minister — Gordon Brown, who he said, “is a very sincere man […]

FINAL U.K. TV DEBATE; PRIME MINISTER LOSES

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

More than eight million viewers tuned in to the BBC Thursday night to watch the third and final debate between the leaders of Britain’s three major parties, the Labor Party’s Gordon Brown, the Conservatives’ David Cameron, and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg. The number was down from the 9.4 million who watched the first debate, […]