Monday, September 21, 2020

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 […]

JAMES MURDOCH SAYS HACKERGATE DIDN’T FORCE HIM TO STEP DOWN

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has apologized but has accepted no blame for the telephone hacking scandal at the London newspapers overseen by News International, the News Corp unit that he headed at the time. “Clearly, with the benefit of hindsight, I acknowledge that wrongdoing should have been uncovered earlier,” Murdoch said in a seven-page letter to a […]

NEW EVIDENCE MAY UNDERMINE MURDOCH’S DEFENSE

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has continued to maintain that he was unaware that voicemail hacking at the now-defunct News of the World went beyond the work of a single “rogue” reporter even after email correspondence between him and the tabloid’s editor was released suggesting that he was thoroughly briefed about the hacking. In a statement, Murdoch said […]

MURDOCH’S LAWYERS DESERT HIM IN HACKING ROW

August 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Now, even Rupert Murdoch’s own lawyers are accusing him and other executives of News Corp and its British subsidiary News International (NI) of making misleading statements about the U.K. telephone hacking scandal that has seemingly undermined the media conglomerate. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last month Murdoch had asserted that NI had […]

EDITOR TELLS SCOTLAND YARD TO DO ITS OWN JOB IN HACKERGATE CASE

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Metropolitan Police — Scotland Yard — which has come under increasing criticism for its handling of allegations that reporters working for the Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World had intercepted voice mail messages of politicians and celebrities, has asked one of its chief critics, the Guardian newspaper, for any information it has about […]